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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07 Apr 2017
30 Aug 2018

PhD Studentship: Next-generation low-noise hydrofoil-blade design Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Thursday 30 August 2018 Reference: 859117AK Project Reference:  AACE-AFM-299 Project Theme: &nb...

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07 Jun 2017
06 Jun 2018

We are pleased to announce a fully-funded iPhD studentship (4 years) in Civil Engineering at the University of Southampton, UK. Lateral drop structures such as weirs have been built in rivers and streams around the world to control water abstractions from main river channels. These structures...

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14 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2018

Applications are invited for three fully-funded PhD studentships to be based in the Energy & Climate Change Division (ECCD) of the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. The researchers will be based in ECCD’s Sustainable Energy Research Group but have additional funding to support o...

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19 Jun 2017
14 Jun 2018

PhD Studentship: Multifunctional agents for ultrasound-mediated treatment of biofilms in chronic infections Electro-Mechanical Group Location: Highfield Campus   Closing Date:  Thursday 14 June 2018   Reference: 885317BX Project Reference: ...

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05 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2018

PhD Studentship: Acoustic Monitoring of Gas Leaks in Pipes using Optical Fibres. Dynamics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 July 2018 Reference: 893217KR   Project Reference: CDT-SIS-375 Pipeline networks are the...

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05 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2018

EngSci-ET-374: Robust and Predictive Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Energy Technology Group Location: Highfield Campu Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 July 2018 Reference: 893017BX Project Reference:EngSci-ET-374 Transportation is respons...

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14 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2018

PhD Studentship: A numerical study on aerofoil trailing edge noise and its reduction methods for the next-generation wind turbines Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Tuesday 10 July 2018 Reference: 894917AK Projec...

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24 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2018

PhD Studentship: A MEMS Optical Switch for a Miniature Wide-band Radiometer for Terrestrial and Space Applications Astronautics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Saturday 21 July 2018 Reference: 899417AK Project Reference: AACE-ASTRO-379 A n...

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01 Dec 2017
01 Sep 2018

The development of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a major problem for modern healthcare. A recent World Health Organization report stated: “resistance to common bacteria has reached alarming levels in many parts of the world and that in some settings, few, if any, of the available trea...

PhD Studentship: Quantum Polaritonics

University of Southampton

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01 Dec 2017
31 Aug 2018

Project description Applications are invited from EU/UK nationals for two PhD studentships in the field of Quantum Polaritonics at the Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Southampton, which hosts the UK's flagship EPSRC research programme on polaritonics.   Recently, w...

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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