Situated in a warm and green City on the south coast of England and just over an hour away from London, the University of Southampton offers students a vibrant and cosmopolitan city in which to live and study.

Southampton is a UK top 15 research-led Russell Group University and is ranked 97th by the QS World Rankings 2020 and 18th in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

The Law School

Southampton Law School is proud to be one of the leading law schools in the country with a worldwide reputation for excellence in education and research. They have a strong network of links with business and industry and are home to some of the most prestigious research centres in the world, including: The Institute of Maritime Law, The Institute for Law and the Web and The Institute of Criminal Justice Research.

Southampton prides itself on the welcoming and supportive environment for the students. Support for Canadian students in particular is unparalleled: ranging from a dedicated Canadian Law Library on campus through to a Canadian Law Society, Canadian Law Ambassadors, tailored careers support and guidance for moving back to Canada with a Southampton LLB. Southampton Law School is also relatively small, enrolling around 200 students a year. Our size really helps us create a collegial and close-knit community, ultimately leading to comfortable, confident students  who are well on the path to success.

Students are also supported with an extra-curricular programme that helps them forge professional contacts and gain work experience through Southampton's careers fair, employability skills programme, skills development projects and a variety of Pro Bono initiatives. Southampton is also unique in that they offer students the opportunity to moot from Year 1 in a newly built state-of-the-art Moot Court.

Southampton Law School is one of very few Law Schools in the UK to offer a 2 year accelerated LLB programme with a JD Pathway. At the heart of this programme is the flagship ‘Canadian Constitutional Law programme’, giving Canadian students the edge when returning to Canada to prepare for practice.

For these reasons, Southampton has a thriving Canadian student community of around 70 students.

South Coast City Life

Located on the south coast of England and just over one hour from London, the city of Southampton has one of the warmest climates in the UK. Famous for the sailing of the Titanic in 1912, Southampton is surrounded by places of historical interest, such as Winchester (ancient capital of England), Stonehenge and Salisbury, which provided inspiration for the novels of Jane Austen. Southampton has excellent transport links to the UK and European cities via train, car, coach, ferry and plane.

This friendly and safe maritime English city has about 240,000 residents (with around 50,000 students) and offers some of the finest theater, music and film venues as well as a thriving independent café and bar scene. Southampton is a fantastic option for students who want a smaller, community-oriented city but want to be within close reach of London. Southampton also provides numerous opportunities to get involved, with one of the largest Students Unions in the UK with over 300 student groups to join.

Support for Students from Canada

The university welcomes applications from Canada, and their dedicated International Office team regularly travel to North America to meet with prospective students. We have a North American Society which hosts a number of social events throughout the year to bring together our North American community and we run a Southampton Welcome program designed to introduce our new international students to the university and to the City of Southampton. The ‘Meet and Greet’ service is run free of charge to collect students at London Heathrow Airport and bring them to their university residence.

Please contact one of our UK Study Experts to find out more about studying at the University of Southampton.

Student population: about 25,000

City population: about 240,000  

Date of establishment: 1862 (Hartley Institution)

Location: Southampton, South coast of England



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