University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a world-leading university based on the south coast of England.

It’s a founding member of the Russell Group, a network of leading research universities. Currently, it’s home to more than 6,500 international students from over 135 countries. With a history stretching back to 1862, the University of Southampton is one of Britain’s leading research universities and it’s renowned for its innovation and enterprise.

Every single engineering discipline offered at Southampton ranks in the Top 5 in the UK.


University of Southampton Fact Sheet

Fast facts


  • Southampton, England

Number of students

  • 24,500
  • 6,500 from over 135 nationalities
  • Faculty of Business, Law and Art
  • Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences

Notable Alumni

  • Adrian Newey, OBE, Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing

Member of the Russell Group

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Oceanography


Over 96% of Southampton's research been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university ranks 11th for research power among Russell Universities.


in the UK

THE World University Rankings, 2017


in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2018

10th in Nursing

in the World

QS World University Rankings, 2017


Located in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, Southampton is just an hour away from London.

Southampton is surrounded by areas of natural beauty, including the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Superb road, rail, air and sea links provide a convenient and easy connection to the rest of the UK and Europe.

Southampton is a major port and sailing centre where some of the world’s largest cruise ships stop over regularly. Amongst others, you can marvel at the Southampton-New York Atlantic liner RMS Queen Mary II.

Other information

Programmes in the Spotlight

  • Race Car Aerodynamics MSc 

The Race Car Aerodynamics masters degree is recognised as a world-leading course for those wanting to enter Formula One as aerodynamicists and CFD engineers. The theme emphasises the fundamentals of aerodynamics as a subject by focusing on analysis, computation and measurement of turbulent flows associated with high performance race cars.

It will suit graduates or similarly qualified individuals from engineering, scientific and mathematical backgrounds, with some experience of fluid dynamics who are aiming for advanced specialisation in aerodynamics.

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).


  • MSc Electronic Engineering

The MSc Electronic Engineering is a portfolio masters degree, enabling you to further your knowledge of a number of areas, such as micro and nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, micro and nanotechnology, and wireless communications.

The modules which comprise this masters degree cover state of the art techniques, technologies and industry-standard supporting tools, and their application in solving complex problems to meet emerging economic and social needs.

The Guardian University Guide 2017 shows the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Southampton is number one in the UK for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2017.


The University of Southampton has various scholarships available for international students, each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information please contact the Inova Education team. We are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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Realmente agradecida por todo el apoyo, información y seguimiento que me ofreció el equipo de Inova durante el proceso (desde aplicar a la universidad, obtener una beca, y el pre-departure). Su asesoría es de primera calidad y puedo confirmar de primera mano que si tu objetivo es estudiar en el Reino Unido, ellos te llevarán ahí. 100% recomendable.

Elisa Cabañas, Mexico - Studies MSc Energy & Sustainability at the University of Southampton, 2017