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University of Southampton

About University of Southampton

One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.

The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

University of Southampton Rankings

  • #101-150 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #90 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #127 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #17 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #23 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #97 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

Why University of Southampton?

  • University offer a wide variety of rooms in our halls of residence to suit every student's needs and budget
  • University have a total of ten halls of residence
  • Students can choose from two catering options available at halls of residence - part-catered or self-catered. Part-catered means that during term-time student would get breakfast and a main meal later in the day, on weekdays only (Monday - Friday)
  • Guaranteed accommodation is offered to international students who are registered for full- time program
  • University offer various  facilities to students like common rooms, laundrettes, computer rooms, barbeque and social areas and much more
  • Accommodation fee includes utilities like gas, water, electricity, wi-fi

University of Southampton Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Medicine and HealthCare (1 Courses) 5 year GBP 38315
MBA (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 23500
Engineering (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 19725 - GBP 22760
Science (13 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 26850
Arts (3 Courses) 3 year GBP 18520 - GBP 22760
Law (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 18520
Media Films (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 18520 - GBP 19580
Information Technology (IT) (2 Courses) 1 year GBP 18630 - GBP 20550
Banking & Finance (2 Courses) 1 year GBP 19400 - GBP 21000
Management (4 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 17800 - GBP 18520

University of Southampton Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Banking & Finance IELTS , PTE
Engineering IELTS , PTE
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , PTE
Management IELTS , PTE
Media Films IELTS
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS , TOEFL , PTE
Science IELTS , PTE

University of Southampton English language test scores accepted

To be considered for admission, international applicants are required to demonstrate a certain level of English language proficiency. At the University of Southampton, language requirements are established in proficiency bands.

Test Name Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Band F Band G Band H Band I
IELTS 6.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
PTE 51 62 62 62 62 70 70 70 70
TOEFL-iBT 82 92 92 92 92 100 100 100 100
CPE 180 185 185 185 185 185 185 185 185


University of Southampton Highlights

University Type Research
Tuition fees for Undergraduate Programs 18,520- 24,950 GBP
Tuition fees for Postgraduate Programs 16,150 - 26,850
Year of Establishment 1862
Exams accepted TOEFL,IELTS, PTE,
No. of Campus 7
Types of course offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Foundation Year and Pre-sessional English language courses
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University of Southampton Cost of Attendance

For international candidates aspiring to study in the UK, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living at the university on-campus/ off-campus. The list of basic expenses to be considered for applying for admission at the institute is as detailed below.

Particulars Estimated Costs (in GBP)
Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Programs 18,520- 24,950
Tuition Fees for PG Taught Courses 16,150 - 26,850
Tuition Fees for PG Research 17,592 - 24,400
Accommodation 540
Mobile phone and internet 27
Transport (train and taxi) 80
Food shopping 74
Takeaways and snacks & Beverage 33
Interests and hobbies 46
Clothing 42
Personal care 12
Holidays and flights 90
Bank charges and fees 30
Other expenses 21
Average monthly expenses 1010

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Southampton Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 18,381


£ 19,267

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 9,200

Campus accommodation

£ 6,599

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.