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Reasons to choose Southampton

Learn, grow, and find your place in our student community

There's more to choosing your university than finding the right degree course.

Here at Southampton we've created a community where you'll not only learn from the best, but also grow as a person, make lifelong friends, and do the things you've always wanted to do. It's all about the opportunities.

Watch our Made in Southampton video and count the reasons you'll want to be #UoSMade.


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Flexible learning

Many of our undergraduate courses give you the chance to pursue personal interests and grow your skills by taking an interdisciplinary module.

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World-class reputation

We're in the top 20 of UK universities, a top 100 global university, and a top Russell Group university.

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Career prospects

Our Year in Employment placement scheme, industry connections and a supportive Careers and Employability Service will help prepare you for success.

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Great city locations

We have campuses in the bustling port city of Southampton, beautiful and historic Winchester and Iskandar, Malaysia. Explore each city's personality.

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Amazing facilities

Our incredible facilities include everything from a coral reef laboratory to a 138m towing tank. Start exploring using our Virtual Open Day.

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Clubs, societies and sports

There's an array of sporting opportunities at Southampton, and you can take your pick from more than 300 Students' Union clubs and societies.

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Guaranteed accommodation

Whatever your needs and budget, you'll find the perfect second home in halls, with all first-year undergraduates guaranteed a room.

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24-hour support

If you have a financial, academic or IT issue, or need special support because of a disability or health condition, we ensure help is available.

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'Dream of the journey you'll take...'

As our video shows, there are many reasons to choose Southampton. But, whatever your reason, choose to study with us and we promise you a journey to remember.

If you like what you see, take the next step and find out how to apply.

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A UK top 20 university**
Guaranteed place in halls****
Why you should choose to study at the University of Southampton


Find out what our students think of our courses, and how you can go about applying.

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Parents & supporters

Essential information to help you support a prospective undergraduate through application and beyond.

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Why go to university?

Our students explain why they chose to go to university and share their tips on choosing accommodation and top things to do in Southampton.

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* QS World University Rankings 2019

** 18th in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, 20th in The Complete University Guide 2019

*** Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education

**** For all first-year students if you make us your firm or insurance choice

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