The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group – an organisation of 24 top UK universities committed to maintaining the highest research and teaching standards, and creating strong links with business and the public sector.

The 21st century has seen us develop into a world-leading university.

We are famous for being both research driven, and down-to-earth with the needs of business and society. We now have well over 20,000 full time students, and we are proud to see that they are continuing our traditions of innovation through dedication and hard work.

Together (across all disciplines) we believe we can go on to change the world for the better – one step at a time.

Quick Facts

  • 15th in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021; ranked 1st in the UK for physiotherapy, with a further 14 subjects in the top 10.
  • 17th in The Complete University Guide 2021, 1st for Physiotherapy with 14 additional subject areas in the top 10
  • 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2021, with number one rankings for Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering and 6 of our subject areas in the top 10.