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Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

Research and education of the highest quality define Humanities at the University of Southampton. We are passionate about investigating what makes us human, from language and music, to philosophical debate and history and culture in all its forms.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Our world–class academic staff provide our undergraduates and postgraduates with the highest level of tuition and support, their expertise always based directly on their personal research.

As well as working within their own fields, our academics work together across the disciplines to further knowledge. This means thought-provoking subjects such as slavery can be examined from several perspectives to give students a comprehensive picture of the complex issues.

Our exciting range of taught degrees will give you in-depth knowledge and a firm foundation of transferable skills.


Our research is changing the world for the better. Through global partnerships and using our state-of-the-art facilities, our researchers are addressing some of today's biggest challenges.


We are one of the world’s top 120 universities for employability. Our Careers and Employability team will help you access:

  • placement, volunteering and work experience support
  • CV and interview skills workshops and clinics
  • mentoring and internship programmes
  • networking events
  • careers fairs
  • drop-in sessions
  • assessment centre preparation
  • enterprise societies, support and advice
  • online resources for current students
We encourage and support our students to take on new challenges for personal development. Our support and initiatives are all designed to help you make a social or global impact in whatever you choose to do.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Library services

The University Library has a comprehensive collection of books and journals, both electronic and print, available from the Hartley and other campus libraries, plus a range of services to support teaching and research across all areas of the University.

Student Life

Campus life

Superb facilities and a great location make studying Humanities at the University of Southampton an attractive choice.

Sports facilities

Use our top-class facilities to get a healthy body, which supports and stimulates your mind.We offer a wide choice of sport, fitness classes and activities for you to get involved with. In fact, we have one of the most extensive ranges of sports facilities of any university in the UK.Our flagship £8.5m Jubilee Sports Centre, which is based right next to the Students' Union, offers state-of-the-art facilities including a swimming pool and gym with over 160 fitness stations. Our 76 acre outdoor site at Wide Lane also offers floodlit football pitches and tennis courts for team games and specialist activities.

Student Reviews

Great uni with excellent facilities & lecturers.
Elisabeth Adcock rated 4 out of 5 stars

Well recognised university with excellent facilities and equipment. I like the city and the layout of the campus. The teaching is excellent, the lecturers were friendly and helpful. An area where there is room for improvement is in the student communication and pastoral support area.

Southampton, England, United Kingdom


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