University of Southampton
As one of the UK's leading research universities, ranked among the top 75 universities in the world, we offer an outstanding postgraduate education.
Postgraduate study at Southampton is an inspiring and rewarding experience. Whether you are planning to do a taught course or research programme, you will be working in a dynamic and challenging intellectual environment with internationally renowned academics. You will learn about the latest developments in your field as they happen and have opportunities to work on projects that cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines. You will have many opportunities to gain the transferable skills that will give you a competitive edge in today's global careers market, whether your ambitions are in research or industry.
You will have a warm welcome when you join our friendly postgraduate community. With access to our Students' Union, Staff Social Centre and state-of-the-art sports centre, all based on an attractive green campus, you have all the ingredients for a fantastic student experience.
Beyond the campus, Southampton is a thriving modern city, steeped in history and culture, and is one of southern England's top leisure and cultural destinations. Southampton's leafy parks make it the greenest city in southern England.
The University of Southampton is a hub of invention and creativity. Research shapes everything we do, from our innovative teaching methods to our impressive portfolio of spin-out companies. We aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise.
Our reputation for breaking new ground has enabled us to maintain our status as one of the UK's top research universities. We are among the top 15 UK universities for research, receiving more than £95m in research grants and contracts each year. In the most recent (2008) Research Assessment Exercise, most of our research was considered to be world leading or internationally excellent. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group, an association of 20 major UK research universities. Education lies at the heart of our strong research culture and you will be part of world-leading research as it takes place.
Services and facilities
At Southampton, we're proud of our excellent facilities and the services that we guarantee to all our students. Whether you need advice on paying tuition fees, help finding an obscure book, access to the internet, a dentist, or language lessons, we have the technology, services and resources to ensure that your time with us is stimulating and productive.
There are five libraries based around the University to satisfy all of your academic needs. All of our campuses and halls of residence are equipped with state of the art computer facilities that are available to all students. If you have a disability, specific learning difficulty or chronic medical condition, we have specialist equipment and assistive technology.
All our postgraduate students benefit from the world-class research facilities that make Southampton one of the best learning environments in the UK.
Our industry-leading facilities include:
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We also provide a wealth of social and leisure activities - including cafes, restaurants, bars, shop, medical centres, hair and beauty salon, banks, theatre, concert hall, art gallery, cinema, nightclub and great sporting facilities.
How to apply
Applications for taught and research programmes are made using our online application form.
To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University's general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme. Specific programme entry requirements are set out in the Key Facts section for each programme. For details of our programmes, see our Taught Courses and Research Programmes.
If you are an international student you will need to ensure that your academic and English language qualifications meet our entry requirements. Please check the International Students section of our website for further details.
Fees and funding
As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for the taught course or research programme that you are studying. In addition to tuition fees, you will need to consider how to cover your living costs, including accommodation fees, study materials and social activities.
The estimated annual costs of living in Southampton are approximately £7,500 for a postgraduate student, £3,000 for a partner and £1,500 for a child. This includes accommodation, food, clothes, books and other personal expenditure.
For some courses or research programmes you may be able to apply for funding from the University or from external sources to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.
Contact details for specific course queries can be found on the relevant course page of the website.
University of Southampton
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