University of Southampton Rankings: World & National Rankings

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Updated on - Apr 18th, 2022 | 09:34 AM By Venushree Agarwal

The University of Southampton, also called UoS, is one of the most renowned research universities in the UK. UoS’s performance has significantly improved as its global rankings have improved year after year. Let’s take a peek at some of UoS’s national global rankings.

University of Southampton Ranking Highlights

Major highlights of the University of Southampton rankings are given below:

  • The University of Southampton has been placed at 90 in the world by the Global ranking provider QS for 2021
  • Times Higher Education has given a ranking of 127 to UoS in 2021
  • The US News and World Report, which is specific to the US, has ranked it at number 97 for 2021
  • The Academic Ranking of World Universities has constantly placed Southampton between 101-150 from 2016-2020

University of Southampton World Rankings

The following are some of the major ranking providers' world rankings for the University of Southampton for the years 2020 and 2021:

Ranked by World Ranking 2020 World Ranking 2021
Times Higher Education 122 127
QS- World University Ranking 97 90
ARWU ( Shanghai Ranking) 101-150 N/A

University of Southampton National Rankings

The University of Southampton is one of the top 50 universities in the United Kingdom. In terms of national rankings, the Complete University Guide has placed UoS at number 17 for 2021. Furthermore, in the year 2021, “The Guardian” ranked it at number 23. “The Guardian” put it at number 24 in 2020, therefore this position suggests an improvement in its performance.

University of Southampton Rankings by Subject

For several courses taught at UoS, major global and national ranking providers have given rankings. Some of these rankings are depicted in the table below:

Course name Ranking provider Ranking 2021
Mechanical Engineering The Guardian 6
PG Business and Economics Times Higher Education 151-175
PG Engineering and Technology Times Higher Education 101-125
PG Computers Times Higher Education 101-125
Business and Management Studies The Complete University Guide 19
Civil Engineering The Guardian 1
Electronic and Electrical Engineering The Guardian 1
Accounting and Finance The Guardian 14
Business, Management, and Marketing The Guardian 19