The University of Southampton

Southampton is a leading UK research university with outstanding facilities, exceptional teaching, great accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

What our students think of studying at Southampton

Watch our film which gives a unique insight into what our students think of studying at Southampton and provides useful advice for new students.

Exceptional teaching

As an undergraduate student at Southampton, you will be learning from and working with academics at the forefront of their disciplines.

Leading research

Our academics are investigating key global issues such as cyber security, environmentally friendly energy generation, and nanotechnology to enable devices to be created that are smaller, cheaper and faster. Our research findings influence the content of our taught modules and we provide an exciting and up-to-date education, with opportunities to engage with and learn from current research.

An excellent reputation

The Guardian University Guide 2013 league tables show the University of Southampton top in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering and third in the UK for Computer Science and IT, while the Complete University Guide put Electronics and Engineering at Southampton second in the UK, with Computer Science ranked fifth. The Times Good University Guide 2013 shows our Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked second in the UK, and Computer Science in eighth position.

Extensive facilities

With a reputation for linking fundamental research with real-world applications, Southampton's cutting-edge research centres consistently break new ground. Take a look at our facilities to get an idea of the environment you could be working in.

Industry connections

Southampton is one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the world, with excellent relationships with business and industry. As an undergraduate student, you will benefit from these strong links and have many opportunities to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Our annual ECS Engineering and Technology Careers Fair attracted 83 leading employers in 2014, all keen to employ ECS students.


At Southampton, there are many opportunities to get involved with a range of events that will develop your key skills and provide valuable experience that could aid your future career. Find out more about volunteering during your time at the University.

Exchange opportunities

Studying abroad can give you valuable experience of living and working in a different country, helping you to develop independence, confidence and self-assurance. Find out more about exchange opportunities.


The University offers more than 5,000 places in 20 halls of residence and is one of the largest providers of accommodation to students in the UK. Find out more about the arrival process.

Study support

For details about the range of support we can offer you and your individual needs visit the Support and Wellbeing section.

Southampton is a fantastic place. You are given the foundation to push yourself to the next level, whether that’s students' union events, volunteering, academic work, incredible research around you, seeing other people’s course work and projects – it’s all ridiculously inspiring.

Robin Johnson - MEng Software Engineering, 2015

Life on campus

Find out more about living and studying at Southampton.

Take a tour

Take a tour around the campus and meet some of our current students

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