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: Modelling of a magnetically enhanced plasma actuator for re-entry vehicle. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Thursday 22 June 2017 Reference:  749916F2 Project Reference: NGCM-0086. This project ...

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30 Jun 2016
30 Jun 2017

PhD Studentship: Modelling transitional flow for aerospace engineering Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 30 June 2017 Reference:  752216AK Project Reference: AACE-AFM-150 Project Theme: Fluid Dynamic...

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08 Jul 2016
06 Jul 2017

PhD Studentship: Bearing Sensing to Improve Wind Turbine Gearbox Reliability nCATS Group Location:   Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Thursday 06 July 2017 Reference:   754316BX Project Reference: EngSci-nCATS-121 Project Theme:  Materials & Sur...

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11 Jul 2016
07 Jul 2017

PhD Studentship: Synovial fluid lubrication of natural and artificial joints nCATS Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Friday 07 July 2017 Reference:  755716BX Project Reference: EngSci-nCATS-120 Project Theme:  Materials & Surface Eng...

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14 Jul 2016
14 Jul 2017

PhD Studentship: Enhancing Autonomous Guidance & Navigation with Deep Learning AI Technologies. Engineering & the Environment Location:  Boldrewood Campus Closing Date:   Friday 14 July 2017 Reference:  758216F2 Project Refence: NGCM-0087 As space mi...

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20 Jul 2016
19 Jul 2017

  PhD Studentship: Development and application of lattice Boltzmann models for predictive large eddy simulation of turbomachinery aerodynamics Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics Group   Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:   Wednesday 19 July 2017 ...

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30 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2017

PhD Studentship: Large Area Transient Electronics Engineering Sciences Unit (ESU) Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Friday 25 August 2017 Reference: 775316BX Project Reference:  EngSci-ELM-129 Project Themes: Energy & Climate Cha...

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30 Aug 2016
25 Aug 2017

PhD Studentship: Perovskite Solar Cells on Large Area Substrates Engineering Sciences Unit (ESU) Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Friday 25 August 2017 Reference: 775416BX Project Reference:  EngSci-ELM-128 Project Themes: Energy &a...

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14 Sep 2016
13 Sep 2017

PhD Studentship: 3D Printing for Future Satellite Design Astronautics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 13 September 2017 Reference: 780716AK Project Reference:  AACE-ASTRO-108 Project Theme:   Structures and Solid Mechan...

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20 Sep 2016
15 Sep 2017

PhD Studentship: Development of the Inductive Cathode Arc Thruster (iCAT) for highly efficient spacecraft propulsion Astronautics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Friday 15 September 2017 Reference: 781716AK Project Reference:  AACE-...

Key staff:


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