University of Southampton



These Scholarships are for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Southampton and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Southampton Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Southampton.

The University of Southampton began as the Hartley Institute in 1852 and gained its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II in 1952.  Since then, the University has steadily built an international reputation for its pioneering research  in many areas and was ranked 86th by the QS World Rankings 2013, as well as featuring consistently among the top 20 UK institutions.  Southampton belongs to the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities. The University has four campuses in the city of Southampton, one campus in the nearby city of Winchester and a Malaysia campus.  Overall the academic community comprises around 5,000 staff and 23,000 students, over 6,500 come from outside the UK and represent more than 135 countries. 

Academically, the University of Southampton is a broad based university with eight faculties – Business and Law, Engineering and Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Medicine, Natural and Environmental Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

There are exciting research, teaching and enterprise activities across all faculties with many interdisciplinary projects and collaborations in which individuals are encouraged to be innovative and entrepreneurial. The universities interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching allows for unique programmes and research to be undertaken across the institution.

The city of Southampton is on the south coast of England around one hour from central London. There many parkland spaces in the city as well as the New Forest (established in 1066 by King William) national park which is located 5 miles west of the City. Steeped in maritime history, Southampton famously set sail to the Mayflower and later the Titanic, with Southampton remaining the home of modern large ships. Located close to the ancient capital of Winchester as well as Stonehenge, the region provided the inspiration for many of the UK’s most famous novelists including Jane Austen.

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Morgan Breene
US University: University of Rhode Island

Morgan Breene graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island. Her focus is underwater archaeology, and she has participated in fieldwork in Israel, Bermuda, and the US. Morgan's current research interests are the Napoleonic Wars in the Mediterranean. She is completing a graduate certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing and working as a research assistant on a National Parks Service project to reinterpret coastal parks in the Northeast from a maritime perspective. During her Marshall, Morgan will pursue an MA in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton and an MA in European History at University College London.