University of Southampton

University of Southampton


Study your postgraduate degree at the University of Southampton, a university ranked in the global top 100* and top 20 in the UK**.

There are many reasons to choose postgraduate study; perhaps you want to pursue your passion for your subject, take the next steps towards employment or build the specific skills and knowledge you need in your career. Whatever your goals are, we provide a welcoming and supportive environment to help you to get there.

*QS World University Rankings, 2020

** Complete University Guide, 2020

Find out more at our Masters Open Day on 4 Dec​

Stand out in the global jobs market
You will have the chance to work on projects with a real-world impact – we work in collaboration with global businesses including Rolls-Royce, Lloyd’s Register, Formula 1 and PwC. Our taught courses also offer opportunities such as placements, field trips and exchanges, giving you valuable hands-on experience. Importantly, 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.

Find out more about careers and employability.

From helping people to hear and cracking cybercrime, to fighting cancer and creating a better film industry for women, our research is changing the world. You’ll be working alongside our experts and contributing to this life-changing research.

Our research funding exceeds 100m per year, and we’re part of the Science and Engineering South Consortium, the most powerful cluster of research-intensive universities in the UK.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 97% of our research environment was assessed as world leading and internationally excellent. Our world-leading research facilities include:

  • £120M Cleanroom Complex
  • 138m towing tank
  • Biofilm laboratories
  • Music studios and rehearsal rooms
  • One of the most powerful supercomputers in the world
  • Flight simulator and wind tunnel
  • Law mooting room
  • Bloomberg Trading Suite

Learn more about our world-leading research.

Specialise in your chosen area of study
At Southampton, you can choose from over 200 taught programmes and 90 research groups, in a range of disciplines:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences

Bursaries and scholarships
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.

The Postgraduate Research Scholarship Fund awards up to 100 scholarships to the best applicants each year. This is open to students of all disciplines and countries of origin.

Learn more about funding your postgraduate study.

Visit us
The best way to find out what it’s like to study at the University of Southampton is to visit us at a Masters Open Day or Postgraduate Visit Afternoon.

Can’t make it onto campus? You can take a tour across our University using our Virtual Open Day.

Get in touch

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

International enquiries:
+44 (0)23 8059 9699


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