University of Southampton


The University of Southampton is a research institute in Southampton, England. It is a leading research and teaching university with a global repute for research across various subjects in science, engineering, health, social sciences, humanities and arts. SU has over 40 academic schools and departments across seven campuses. The University of Southampton is a founder member of the Russel Group of research-intensive UK institutions. It combines academic excellence with an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to research, encouraging a culture that challenges and engages staff and students in their pursuit of learning.

The multidisciplinary approach of the University of Southampton brings together world-class professionals from across the institute to address global challenges such as global health, climate change, the ageing population and hi-tech crimes. Here students get access to the best research equipment and facilities in the world, from wind tunnels to major key historical archives and supercomputers.

Challenging programs at university encourage independent learning and critical thinking, which is essential for future decision-makers and leaders. All the departments are classified into five faculties: Engineering and Physical Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Environmental and Life Sciences, Medicine, and Social Sciences.


This institute has 22,000 students, including around 14,400 undergraduates and 7,600 postgraduates. Over 34 per cent of the students come from outside the UK, hailing from more than 130 different countries, making a diverse and inclusive student population that gives the university an amiable and welcoming atmosphere.

SUSU (The University of Southampton Students' Union) is the primary representative for students and offers a range of facilities to students. It operates 4 media outlets. Surge Radio is radio platform for students which airs on the internet. SUSUtv is an internet television station; it broadcasts a broad range of shows and programs live and on-demand on its website. Wessex Scene is a student newspaper published once every three weeks. The newspaper publication also publishes a magazine.

The university's Sports and Wellbeing Department runs most of the sports facilities at the University of Southampton. The university participates in several sports in BUCS Southeast Conference.


SU offers lots of student housing options to live close to campuses or the city centre. They have affordable rooms to suit every budget and lifestyle. The university accommodation is made up of seven halls of residence. Each hall is divided into flats, with single-occupancy bedrooms sharing a communal kitchen area. These halls also have utility facilities and areas for socialising too.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the University of Southampton ranks 78.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Southampton ranks 124.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the University of Southampton at 97.


University of Southampton
University Rd, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ

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