About University of Southampton:

The University of Southampton (Soton) is a research university located in Southampton, England. The university's origins date back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862. 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 full university status, allowing it to award its own degrees. The university has seven teaching campuses. The main campus is located in the Highfield area of Southampton and is supplemented by four other campuses within the city: Avenue Campushousing 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 Winchester and an international branch in Malaysia offering courses in Engineering. Each campus is equipped with its own library facilities.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 167 161 146 134 153 145 127 116 116 116 108 113 116

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 173 181 155 174 49 152 158 158 151 149 153 165
Engineering 93 95 89 105 97 106 106 116 115 113 122 143
Life Sciences 276 229 195 174 199 189 172 171 175 179 170 171
Medicine 152 152 148 172 157 148 122 120 118 111 122 126
Natural Sciences 93 81 87 97 94 94 76 84 90 77 78 91
Social Sciences 156 119 118 131 116 95 110 116 84 102 100 114

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 50 49 54 59 61 66 74 84 94
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 227
Chemical Engineering - 246 273 - 250 240 216 220 242 251
Chemistry 146 160 153 174 168 183 206 221 223 209
Civil Engineering 231 218 188 159 178 144 109 151 154 160
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 130
Computer Science 91 79 107 108 91 104 114 92 114 121
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 155
Electrical Engineering 99 92 91 85 73 80 65 59 72 76
Environment / Ecology - 215 213 181 165 157 152 127 125 141
Geosciences 70 68 67 54 41 45 41 47 51 62
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 75
Materials Science 89 117 124 134 122 140 142 141 151 178
Mathematics 230 - 241 220 242 276 239 222 265 296
Mechanical Engineering 105 113 97 86 87 82 89 81 90 83
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 181
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 176
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - 291 - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Physics 87 85 88 100 76 83 91 69 66 75
Plant & Animal Science - 226 173 261 244 292 284 297 236 229
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 117
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 101
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 44