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The University of Southampton is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Whether you choose to study one of the university’s postgraduate taught courses or research courses, you’ll enjoy an innovative learning experience and contribute to research alongside experts who are changing the world.

Southampton has an entrepreneurial approach and strong links with industry, working with over 300 companies worldwide. Five university technology centres are hosted with leading organisations including Airbus, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Lloyd's Register and Rolls-Royce, and our graduates have gone on to work with companies including Apple, the BBC, the Ministry of Defence and the NHS.

 

Postgraduate Student Statistics

7,650 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 78%
  • Part Time 22%

Domicile

  • UK 47%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 45%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Nursing 110 810 920
Education 70 690 760
Art & Design 30 610 640
Business & Management Studies 105 470 575
Accounting & Finance 0 510 510
General Engineering 345 5 345
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 195 145 340
Geography & Environmental Science 165 155 320
Computer Science 155 145 300
Mathematics 80 185 265
Psychology 100 100 200
Law 35 120 150
Civil Engineering 10 130 140
Chemistry 135 5 140
Marketing 0 140 140
Linguistics 35 105 140
Biological Sciences 110 15 125
Geology 95 5 100
Physics & Astronomy 90 0 90
Physiotherapy 35 50 85
Archaeology 55 30 85
History 45 40 80
Mechanical Engineering 5 65 70
Communication & Media Studies 10 55 65
Economics 20 40 60
Politics 15 35 55
English 30 20 50
Music 25 20 45
Librarianship & Information Management 5 40 40
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 40 40
Social Policy 20 20 40
Sociology 10 25 35
Aural & Oral Sciences 5 30 35
Social Work 5 15 20
Philosophy 15 5 20
Creative Writing 0 15 15
Food Science 0 15 15
Medicine 5 0 5
Complementary Medicine 5 5 5
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 0 5
Occupational Therapy 0 5 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 9,250
Mixed -
Laboratory 9,250
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Southampton offers a wide range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries. Contact the postgraduate admissions team in the relevant school to find out more.
  • The Postgraduate Research Scholarship Fund awards 100 scholarships to the best applicants each year; this is open to students of all backgrounds and countries of origin.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Southampton welcomes applications from UK or EU postgraduate students for a place in halls, which are allocated subject to availability. If the university is unable to offer a place in halls, it can advise students on securing private rented accommodation.
  • All full-time registered international (non-EU) postgraduate students coming unaccompanied to the university are offered a place in accommodation during their first year of study, providing certain criteria are met.