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The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Students on its postgraduate taught and research courses enjoy an innovative learning experience and contribute to research alongside experts who are changing the world. With a collaborative approach to research and education and strong links with industry, government bodies and charities, graduates have gone on to work with companies including Rolls-Royce, British Airways, Marwell Wildlife, BAE Systems and the NHS.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

7,622 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 81%
  • Part Time 19%

Domicile

  • UK 45%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 49%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 260 805 1070
Nursing 105 735 845
Education 45 700 750
Business & Management Studies 90 640 725
Accounting & Finance 0 580 580
General Engineering 355 5 355
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 185 155 340
Computer Science 155 150 305
Geography & Environmental Science 160 135 295
Psychology 90 110 200
Marketing 0 190 190
Mathematics 85 85 170
Chemistry 145 15 160
Linguistics 30 120 150
Art & Design 25 120 150
Biological Sciences 115 15 135
Law 25 80 105
Civil Engineering 5 105 105
Physics & Astronomy 85 0 85
Geology 70 5 75
Archaeology 45 30 75
History 35 40 75
Physiotherapy 30 40 70
Mechanical Engineering 5 65 65
Communication & Media Studies 15 45 65
Librarianship & Information Management 5 60 60
Economics 15 40 60
Music 25 20 45
Social Policy 20 25 45
Politics 10 30 45
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 40 40
Aural & Oral Sciences 5 35 35
English 20 15 35
Sociology 10 25 35
Philosophy 15 5 20
Food Science 0 20 20
Social Work 5 15 20
Creative Writing 0 10 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 0 5
Occupational Therapy 0 5 5
Complementary Medicine 5 0 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

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.