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University of Southampton: Maritime Engineering

University of Southampton
Engineering and Physical Sciences


The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton includes Chemical EngineeringChemistry, Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics, incorporating the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

We are proud to be part of the University of Southampton, a leading research-intensive Russell Group university in the top 90 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2021) and in the top 15 in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). 

Postgraduate study
Choose from over 50 taught master’s degrees, ranging from electrochemistry to artificial intelligence, chemical engineering to audiology, and aeronautics and astronautics to optical fibre and photonic engineering. We also offer extensive opportunities for postgraduate research.

You’ll work in cutting-edge facilities and learn alongside world-class academics, providing a dynamic environment for your postgraduate studies. 

Across our Engineering and Physical Sciences departments, we are home to over 5,600 students, with around 600 taught postgraduates and 1,000 postgraduate research students.

Join us in our work on incredible research programmes that are changing the way that the world and society works. Our research rankings and achievements place us at the forefront of the UK’s Russell Group universities, and our courses are highly ranked and highly regarded by leading global employers. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 97% of the University’s research environment was assessed as world leading and internationally excellent.

You’ll have a fantastic learning experience, working in world-class facilities which provide the foundations for our research, education and enterprise activities. We continuously invest in our facilities to ensure that our researchers, staff and students have access to the equipment that will to allow them to develop and test their pioneering ideas.

Our Zepler Institute Cleanrooms have the UK’s best photonics fabrication and nanoelectronics capabilities. We are also home to the UK’s National X-ray Crystallography Service and the R.J. Mitchell Wind Tunnel, which is used extensively by industries such as motorsport, automotive, aerospace, marine, maritime, and performance sport. Our High Voltage Laboratory is a world-class centre for research into dielectric materials, insulation systems and high voltage phenomena.  The National Infrastructure Laboratory houses five new laboratories including a 30m x 15m large structures testing laboratory, and a cutting-edge geotechnical centrifuge. These are used to develop new understandings of the behaviour of large structures and structural components.

For UK and international fees and funding information, visit postgraduate fees and funding.

Contact details
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

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

International enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 9699


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