The University of Southampton dates back to 1862 when the Hartley Institution was founded. The institution then became the Hartley University College in 1902, when the degrees were awarded by the University of London. The University of Southampton gained its full university status in 1952.
Currently, the University has over 6,500 international students from more than 135 countries. Admissions to the University of Southampton are done via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for Undergraduate Degrees, and the University of Southampton website for all Postgraduate degrees. Individual degree programs have specified entry requirements.
The University of Southampton has 8 faculties. These are:
- Faculty of Business, Law and Art
- Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
- Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences