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 Southampton, United Kingdom

A Russell Group university ranked 13th in the UK and 78th among global universities.

University of Southampton

A Russell Group university ranked 13th in the UK* and 78th among global universities**. Join us in changing the way that the world and society works.

A postgraduate degree can help you to progress in your job, change career or do something amazing in a field you are passionate about.

As a postgraduate student at Southampton you’ll become part of a supportive, international community. You’ll study in outstanding facilities, gaining hands-on experience and learning from experts in the field.

A wide range of disciplines

Explore over 200 taught master’s degrees and 90 research groups in a range of disciplines:

  • Arts and Humanities: archaeology, art, English, film, history, modern languages, music and philosophy
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences: chemistry, electronics and computer science, engineering, physics and astronomy, and photonics and nanoelectronics
  • Environmental and Life Sciences: health sciences, biological sciences, ocean and earth science, geography and environmental science, psychology
  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences: business, education, law, mathematical sciences and economics, social and political sciences

You’ll be able to gain valuable hands-on experience with placements, field trips and exchanges. As a postgraduate research student you’ll be supported to build your profile as a researcher from writing research papers and enhancing your presentation skills to applying for funding to attend international conferences and research visits.

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Study in excellent facilities

You’ll have excellent facilities available to you which will ensure you have the tools you need to achieve your goals and make a real impact.

In the next decade we plan to invest £300m in our infrastructure and facilities. We have high-quality facilities in all our subject areas, giving you the chance to work with specialist equipment that has real-world applications.

Many of our facilities are used in commercial testing and consultancy and are renowned in industry.

Some of the facilities you might use as part of your postgraduate degree include:

  • £120M Cleanroom Complex
  • 138m towing tank – the largest university tank in the UK
  • Anechoic chamber
  • Clinical academic research facility
  • Digital humanities hub
  • Financial Laboratory (FinLab)
  • High voltage laboratory
  • Law mooting room
  • Music studios and rehearsal rooms
  • Research vessels
  • Special Collections archive
  • Supercomputer capable of performing over a quadrillion calculations per second
  • The RJ Mitchell wind tunnel which has been used by Olympic athletes and Formula 1 teams
A Russell Group university ranked 13th in the UK and 78th among global universities.

Stand out in the global job market

A postgraduate degree from Southampton will make your CV stand out.

There are many opportunities to develop your employability and career skills through placements, career events and working with our partner organisations on projects. Make the most of our links with global organisations including Rolls-Royce, Lloyd’s Register, Formula 1 and PwC.

Southampton’s Careers and Employability Service is here to support with job applications, finding work experience and even setting up your own business.

Learn alongside incredible researchers

From helping people to hear and cracking cybercrime, to fighting cancer and tackling gender inequality in the film industry, our research is changing the way the world and society works.

You’ll learning alongside the people who are working on these research programmes and contributing to this life-changing research.

Funding your study

There are many ways to consider funding your postgraduate study from the government’s master’s and doctoral loans through to scholarship and bursaries.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries, which are awarded by individual academic units. Contact the postgraduate admissions tutor in the relevant academic unit to find out more.

If you’re a returning student, we offer a 10% discount on fees.

A Russell Group university ranked 13th in the UK and 78th among global universities.

Join a supportive community

You’ll belong to a rich diverse community of people like you who are challenging the boundaries of knowledge and technology. You’ll be academically challenged, supported and encouraged to reach your full potential.

Southampton and Winchester

Depending on your course, you could study in either Southampton or Winchester. Both are student-friendly cities with plenty of green spaces, history and culture. Our cities are some of the safest in the UK and are well connected to the rest of Europe.

Get in touch

UK and EU enquiries:
+44 (0)23 8059 9699

International enquiries:
+44 (0)23 8059 9699

** QS World University Rankings 2023

Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17) History & Archaeology (19) Creative Arts & Design (9) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Philosophy (28) Education (11) Linguistics & Classics (23) Communication & Media Studies (7) Mathematics (25) Medicine (26) Economics (10) Finance (14) Business & Management (5) Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32) Sociology (33) Anthropology (2) Politics & Government (30) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Engineering (12) Computer Science (8) Physics (29) Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Materials Science (24) Geology (18) Law (22) Psychology (31) Information Services (20) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) Agriculture (1)

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