Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Humanities at the University of Southampton encompasses Archaeology, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy. Multidisciplinary in our approach, we have a reputation for ground-breaking and internationally significant research across our wide ranging disciplines, most of which are ranked in the top 10 across British universities.

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The University of Southampton is a truly international institution with a global reputation for excellence in leading-edge research. The University was founded in 1862 as the Hartley Institute and was granted the Royal Charter in 1952. Considered to be one of the leading research hubs in the UK, the University of Southampton is ranked 75th in the world among only 17 UK universities to make the top 100 (QS World University Rankings 2011). It is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group and invigorating academic experience to more than 23,000 students of which 3,500 are international from more than 100 different countries.

The state-of-the-art facilities and supportive environment at the University offer a unique and exciting experience for students. The University has five campuses in Southampton and the School of Art in Winchester. Southampton is just over an hour from Central London, and students have the opportunity to learn and work in a place surrounded by areas of natural beauty.

The University offers tremendous support to international students and has a tradition of welcoming students from all over the world to their ever-growing community of international graduates.

Faculty of Humanities

Humanities at the University of Southampton encompasses Archaeology, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy. Multidisciplinary in our approach, we have a reputation for ground-breaking and internationally significant research across our wide ranging disciplines, most of which are ranked in the top 10 across British universities.

Humanities is also home to a wide range of research centres including the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. These centres bring together the expertise of academics from a broad range of fields to conduct cross-disciplinary research and examine issues from new angles.

Our students have access to some of the best University facilities in the country, which over the last four years have received investment of over £200m. The Hartley Library on the Highfield Campus, is one of the leading research libraries in the UK. It houses specialist collections including the Broadlands Archives, the papers of the Duke of Wellington and the world-renowned collections relating to Jewish history and culture.

As a Humanities postgraduate student you will become a member of our Graduate School. The Graduate School provides you with additional help and support during the course of your studies. With a broad focus, it provides not only essential skills training and development, but also pastoral support, connections to funding opportunities, student-led activities and a social network.

For further information on Humanities postgraduate courses at the University of Southampton please visit our website.

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