University of Southampton

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United Kingdom

The History

The origins of the university date back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862 following a legacy to the Corporation of Southampton by Henry Robinson Hartley. In 1902, the Institution developed into the Hartley University College awarding degrees from the University of London. On 29 April 1952, the institution was granted a Royal Charter to give the University of Southampton full university status, allowing the university to award its own degrees.

The university has seven teaching campuses. The main campusis located in the Highfield area of Southampton and is supplemented by four other campuses within the city: Avenue Campus housing the Faculty of Humanities, the National Oceanography Centre housing courses in Ocean and Earth Sciences, Southampton General Hospital offering courses in Medicine and Health Sciences, and Boldrewood Campus an engineering and maritime technology campus housing also the university's strategic ally Lloyd's Register. In addition, the university operates a School of Art based in nearby Winchesterand an international branch in Malaysia offering courses in Engineering.

Why Southampton?

The University of Southampton is already one of the top 10 research-led universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities. We offer first-rate opportunities and facilities for study and research, and a stimulating working environment. We work closely with business and industry, and has a strong enterprise agenda.

The discipline base is broad, encompassing all the major academic subjects, but also has a unique commitment to innovation, which is evidenced both in outstanding research and scholarships at the leading edge, and also in the ability to pioneer new approaches and techniques relevant to the world today.

As part of our drive to attract the most promising students, promote our groundbreaking research and forge new links with business and industry, we have developed close relationships with talented people and likeminded organisations across the world.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre is part of the Wessex Institute in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. 

 

Working at Southampton

At the University of Southampton, we aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise. Our reputation for world-class teaching and research is reflected in our high ranking in the university league tables. We have a diverse and vibrant student community and continue to invest in our campuses and facilities.

With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.


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PhD Studentship: Computational Analysis of Neuromuscular Control of Skeletal Loading Bioengineering Research Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Thursday 23 February 2017 Reference:  696416BX Project Reference: EngSci-BIO-141 Project Theme:&nbs...

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PhD Studentship: Mechanisms of life enhancement by laser shock peening surface treatment Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering Research Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 24 February 2017 Reference:  696716BX Project Reference:&nbs...

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PhD Studentship: Radiative Transfer and Hydrodynamic Modelling of Disk Winds in Quasars. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 03 March 2017 Reference:  699916F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0081 Quasars are the most...

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PhD Studentship: Computer models and algorithms for topological complexes with applications to biomedical data. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Wednesday 15 March 2017 Reference:  705116F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0082...

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18 Mar 2016
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PhD Studentship: Next Generation of large-scale Density Functional Theory Simulations. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 17 March 2017 Reference:  708116F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0050 Conventional Density F...

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PhD Studentship: New methods for free energy calculations based on large-scale first principles quantum mechanics. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 17 March 2017 Reference:  708616F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0051...

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23 Mar 2016
22 Mar 2017

PhD Studentship: Automated Design in the Presence of Noise & Uncertainty Computational Engineering & Design Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Wednesday 22 March 2017 Reference:  710616AK Project Reference: AACE-CED-116 Project Themes:...

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PhD Studentship: Assessment of ship powering performance using machine learning techniques Fluid Structure Interactions Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Wednesday 22 March 2017 Reference:  711016AT Project Reference:  CMEES-FSI-131 Proj...

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PhD Studentship: Acoustic Characterisation of Materials with Complex Structure Acoustics Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Wednesday 22 March 2017 Reference:  711316KR Project Reference: ISVR-FDAG-130 Project Theme:  Acoustics Anech...

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06 Apr 2016
03 Apr 2017

PhD Studentship: Design Optimization in the Presence of Topological Variations Computational Engineering & Design Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Monday 03 April 2017 Reference:  715916AK Project Reference: AACE-CED-118 Project Themes:...

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Chancellor: Dame Helen Alexander, DBE

Dame Helen Alexander, distinguished business woman

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden is a renowned engineer, academic and businessman

Awards:


In recent years the University of Southampton has been rated as one of the world's top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education Table.

The 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 75th overall in the world, and Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ranking Southampton 32nd in the world.

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Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000