Research Excellence

Researchers at Southampton are defining and developing substantial areas of research that impact on the fast-changing world in which we live. Our research rankings place us at the forefront of the UK’s research-intensive Russell Group Universities for our subjects, and our degree programmes are highly regarded by leading global employers and companies requiring the skills needed to develop theories and technologies that will enhance our understanding and shape our future world.

The Southampton Business School is located within the Faculty of Social Sciences, alongside the Southampton Law School, Southampton Education School, The School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences. In REF 2014 Social Sciences is in the top 5 for research power and output in the UK.

Faculty of Social sciences

Our Strategy

People are at the heart of our refreshed strategy, which was launched by the Vice-Chancellor at the beginning of 2022.   

 Find out more about our values and goals, and our Triple Helix approach which recognises how education, research and knowledge exchange and enterprise (KEE) are distinctively intertwined.  

Learn more about our strategy


Our core principles

Central to the success of our strategy and underpinning all of our activities are four principles:


One team working, planning and delivering together, toward our shared vision.


Always striving to achieve the highest quality in everything we do.


Delivering across global markets and building strong partnerships with other leading organisations.


Ensuring our actions lead to financial, social and environmental sustainability.