Highfield / Highfield - Music and Law

International Foundation Year

Our International Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences enables students to progress to an undergraduate degree.

The International Foundation Year is the first year of a four- or five-year programme leading to a degree. Designed for students from outside the UK, it will prepare you to study as an undergraduate at the University of Southampton for one of our wide range of degree programmes, including:

BSc Accounting and Economics
BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Economics and Management Sciences
BA English Literature, Language and Linguistics
BA Fashion and Textile Design
BA Fashion Marketing
BA Film
BA Fine Art
BA Games Design and Art
BA Graphic Arts
BA History
BSc International Relations
LLB Bachelor of Laws
LLB Maritime Law
BSc Management
BSc Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research
BSc Marketing
BA Music
BA Philosophy
BSc Politics and International Relations
BSc Psychology
BSc Sociology


Designed to challenge and inspire, our exciting programmes will prepare you for a career in the legal profession and beyond.

All of our programmes are Qualifying Law Degrees, and offer a strong foundation in the core subjects, including: Public law, European Union law, Procedural law, Criminal law, Law of obligations, Property law and Trusts and Equity.

You can also choose around 25 optional modules that you find most interesting. You’ll develop your advocacy skills, participate in pro bono work, join legal societies and prepare for your career with a dedicated Law employability programme.

Our programmes include: LLB (Hons), Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons) European Legal Studies, LLB (Hons) International Legal Studies, LLB (Hons) Maritime Law, LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology, LLB (Hons) Accelerated Graduate Programme, LLB (Hons) Accelerated Graduate Programme with JD Pathway

Music at Southampton

Building 2 is home to our Music courses.

Music at Southampton is one of the largest and liveliest departments in the UK.

Music's innovative and eclectic curriculum and vibrant research culture create a flourishing environment for studies in performance, composition and musical scholarship of all kinds. We are one of only two UK music departments to receive the highest possible ratings in national assessments of both teaching and research.

Our expert staff provide friendly and stimulating support for your work and student satisfaction regularly tops 90% in the National Student Survey.

Nuffield Southampton Theatres' Café Bar

Nuffield Southampton Theatres' have their own Café Bar on campus.

Law - taught courses

Southampton Law School has an international reputation for excellence in education and research and has been delivering high quality legal education for over 60 years.

Our flexible taught courses give you the freedom to pursue your interests, with options drawing on a range of modules across the main areas of maritime, commercial and international law. All of our taught programmes feature a unique, one-week induction into common law – particularly useful for international students keen to familiarise themselves with a different legal system.

The Southampton LLM experience offers bespoke programmes where students can select their options and pathways once they arrive and tailor their studies to their own interests and career development. The LLM degree programme draws on the research strengths of the School’s academic staff who are active at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development.

The programme aims to develop your legal skills within a structure that will allow you to shape your degree towards those areas in which your interests match our particular expertise, while maintaining an overall coherence in relation to your individual choice of modules.

Law - research

Southampton Law School has a first-class international reputation, not only for its staff research but also for encouraging young legal academics.

At present we have more than 50 PhD students across all the areas of specialism in the School.

Our academic staff are at the forefront of their subjects, all are research active and many are authors of definitive books and articles that are shaping the law today. Many are also actively involved in on-going law reform projects, nationally and internationally. This research expertise supports our high achieving postgraduate research students.

We have a number of prestigious law centres, including the internationally-renowned Institute for Maritime Law. Each centre boasts internationally-acclaimed academic researchers who teach across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and also supervise postgraduate research students.

Southampton Law School

Legal research and education at Southampton Law School has a global reach.

Our research led degree programmes combine academic excellence with employability skills and excellent links to the legal professions.

Law - Mooting Room

Our mooting room, installed in early 2015, provides a space for students to develop their mooting skills.

All first year Law students participate in a compulsory moot, where court proceedings are simulated and participants argue a fictional case using real statutes and case law.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate PhD courses