University of Southampton
University of Southampton

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University of Southampton  Ranking

15

location

University of Southampton  Location

South England

University of Southampton

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University Ranking

15

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South England

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Key Information
Location Southampton, England
Established 1862
Percent International Students 30%
Famous For Business, Engineering, Biology
International Fees £18,520-22,760
Key Information
Location Southampton, England
Established 1862
Percent International Students 30%
Famous For Business, Engineering, Biology
International Fees £18,520-22,760

Overview

The University of Southampton is situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England. It is a founding member of the Russell Group and Worldwide Universities Network, and currently has around 25,000 students enrolled from more than 140 different countries.

The University is known for being research-intensive and has the only Engineering faculty in the UK to receive the highest rating (5*) across all disciplines in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Southampton is cited as the UK’s leading university for Engineering.

The University of Southampton places great emphasis on inter-disciplinary cooperation and collaboration with industry. Employers are often invited to Open Career Days on campus, while the Southampton Careers Service offers free advice to all University of Southampton students for up to three years after graduation.

Services for International Students

Southampton runs a meet and greet service for students arriving in January and September, including a free pick up from Heathrow and Gatwick airports, as well as talks by staff members and events organised before and during the beginning of term. There is a dedicated international student support service and English language training unit, as well as several social and welfare networks.

Ranking

  • 15th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 23rd in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 90th in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 127th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

The University of Southampton is one of the top 30 UK universities for graduate starting salaries and is ranked 17th amongst universities targeted by the largest number of top employers. 94% of Southampton’s full-time undergraduates who received their degrees were in employment or progressed to further study within six months of graduating after the most recent Destination of Leavers survey.

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Southampton was ranked eighth in the UK for research intensity and 11th in the UK based on the volume and quality of research. Over 97% of Southampton research was assessed as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.

Accommodation

Accommodation is guaranteed for the whole duration of the course for international students in University Halls of Residence. There are 20 Halls of Residence housing around 3,000 students across Southampton and Winchester and accommodation ranges from en suite to standard, with catered and shared room options available. The Accommodation Service can also help students find private rented accommodation, with regularly updated lists and guides on available properties.

Location

Southampton is a vibrant and lively city just over 60 minutes from London. There are convenient transport links to other UK and European cities, and the tourist towns of Winchester, Salisbury and Bournemouth are nearby, as is the New Forest and the world-famous Stonehenge. The English south coast, upon which Southampton is located, offers one of the warmest climates in the UK.

Known throughout history as the ‘Gateway to the World’, Southampton remains a significant international port. Its marina has hosted high profile international boating events such as the Volvo and the BT Global Challenge Round-the-World yacht races. The population of approximately 221,000 includes some 40,000 students and accordingly the city provides a wide variety of entertainment, sporting and leisure activities. 

Alumni

  • Chris Packham – TV presenter and wildlife expert
  • Sir Adrian Newey – Chief Technical Officer, Red Bull Racing F1
  • John Inverdale – TV presenter
  • Justine Greening – former Secretary of State for Transport
  • John Nettles – Actor
  • George Buckley – Chairman, President, and Chief Executive of 3M
  • Stephen Payne OBE – Vice-President and Chief Naval Architect at Carnival Corporation
  • Jon Sopel – Presenter of The Politics Show and a lead presenter on BBC News

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