University of Southampton

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biomedicine, Biology, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Environment and Geoscience, Information Technology, Languages, Law, Marine Science, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work
Course Language(s) English
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates Winter January - June
Fall September - January

About the University

Developed from the Hartley Institution established in 1862, the University of Southampton evolved into a fully independent university in 1952. The University is home to over 23,000 students who study across 7 campuses. Discover a new world full of opportunities and experiences at the University of Southampton. They offer more than 350 degree courses to kickstart your future, and you can personalise your course to suit your interests and career aspirations. With outstanding teaching, world-class facilities and a wide range of exciting events and activities to get involved in, you will be able to try new things and find out more about yourself academically and personally. You’ll also develop essential critical thinking skills and will be part of a vibrant university community right up to your graduation and beyond


Southampton, Hampshire, England

Southampton is a port city on England’s south coast. It’s home to the SeaCity Museum, with an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912. Nearby, Southampton City Art Gallery specialises in modern British art. Solent Sky Museum features vintage aircraft like the iconic Spitfire. Tudor House & Garden displays artifacts covering over 800 years of history, including a penny-farthing bike.

Located on the south coast of England, Southampton offers a vibrant and varied nightlife, numerous leisure facilities, superb heritage attractions, bustling marinas, beautiful parks and great places to eat and drink. Southampton is home to around 250,000 people and is one of the UK’s greenest cities with several large parks situated throughout the centre. Make sure you fit in a trip to Southampton’s oldest pub – the Red Lion on High Street. The cellars date back to Norman times.

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Courses available

For more information on courses available, visit the Southampton website.


SU offer a wide variety of rooms in our halls of residence to suit every student's needs and budget, ranging from £92.33 to £193 per week (self-catered single room includes belongings insurance). From self-catered rooms with a shared bathroom, to en-suite rooms and studio flats, there's something for everyone.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one semester including on- food, health insurance, transport, text books and supplies is estimated at GBP 4181-4571.

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Visa requirements

Apply for a study visa if you’re coming to the UK to study a university or college course for more than 6 months, or more than 11 months if it’s an English language course. The University has a dedicated team of staff to provide information and advice about visas and immigration for students and their dependents.

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