This Scholarship is 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 the University of Southampton.

The following Information has been provided by the University of Southampton.

General information

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 2019, as well as featuring consistently among the top 20 UK institutions.  Southampton belongs to the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities, whom between them receive a significant portion of all UK government research funding. 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 24,000 students, over 6,500 come from outside the UK and represent more than 130 countries. 

Academically, the University of Southampton is a broad based university with five faculties – Social Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Environmental and Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities and Medicine.

As a powerhouse of maritime and marine research, the University of Southampton is credited for breakthroughs in Maritime Archaeology (the Portus and the BlackSea project), law and Ocean Science. Other areas in which the University of Southampton have attracted international recognition include optoelectronics, nanotechnology, GIS and big data, drone technology and most recently opening the UK’s first centre dedicated to Cancer immunology.

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Fast facts

University of Southampton offer over 300 subject areas, informed by world-leading research from pioneering academics. Some of the most popular programmes for US applicants include: Maritime Archaeology, Jane Austen Studies, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Public Health.

Life in 

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.

The majority of our programmes are based on our Highfield campus, a beautiful green and leafy environment offering a collegial experience to our students within a 40 minute walk or 10 minute bus from the city centre.

Southampton is a young and creative city, with a diverse population of around 250,000 people and 50,000 students residing in the city. An easy and affordable place to live, with excellent rail and flight links, Southampton is a fantastic place to thrive whilst embarking on postgraduate studies.

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Sian Steggles, Country Development Manager (North America)