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University of Southampton

University of Southampton

It’s a founding member of the Russell Group, a network of leading research universities. Currently, it’s home to more than 10,000 international students from over 130 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.

Southampton has some unique specialisations amongst which are Forensic Science and Archaeology, Naval Architecture, Acoustics and the universities School of Ocean and Earth Sciences is based at The National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the world’s largest research and training centres in marine biochemistry, physical oceanography and ecology.

Fast Facts


  • Southampton, England

Number of students

  • 23,795
  • 10,000 from over 130 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 and Staff

  • Sir Tim-Berners Lee, Invortor of the World Wide Web
  • Adrian Newey, OBE, Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing F1 team
  • Dame Susan Joceylyn Bell Burnell (Discoverer of first radio pulsars and Nobel Prize in Physics winner)
  • David Payne, inventor of EDFA (Used in fibre optic cables)

Member of the Russell Group

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Aeronatical & Manufacturing Engineering *
  • Archaeology *
  • Art
  • Civil & Structural Engineering *
  • Earth and Marine Sciences *
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering *
  • Geography, Geophysics *
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geology **
  • Medicine & Biomedical Sciences *
  • Physics & Astronomy *
  • Psychology *
  • Social Policy & Administration *
  • Statistics & Operational Research **
  • Oceanography


Over 92% of Southampton’s research has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

*All ranked in the Global Top 100, QS World Univesrity Rankings by Subject 2021

**Ranking in the Global Top 50, , QS World Univesrity Rankings by Subject 2021

in the UK

THE World University Rankings, 2023

in the world

QS World University Rankings, 2024

in the world

THE World University Rankings, 2023


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.

“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 CabañasStudied MSc Energy & Sustainability at the University of Southampton

Scholarships and Funding

The University of Southampton has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at the University of Southampton.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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