Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Southampton Medical School

Overview of The University of Southampton Medical School


Medicine has been taught at Southampton for over 40 years and the university have led on cutting edge research in areas such as cancer, osteoporosis, asthma and nutrition. Southampton continues to lead on innovative learning and discovery across the lifecourse from before birth to the elderly, by investing in multi-disciplinary research teams, creative educational programmes and initiating external partnerships and collaborations.


Southampton University Medicine Course Structure

On this integrated medicine course, you'll study at one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals – University Hospital Southampton – and at our purpose-built Life Sciences facilities on campus. You'll get clinical experience from the first weeks of your course, meeting patients in hospital and primary care settings.

  • Year 1 - a wide range of learning and teaching methods is employed including lectures, tutorials, workshops, practical classes and guided self-study using online learning. 

  • Year 2 - there is a greater contribution of clinical contact within the Medicine in Practice 2 module including the Health Care Support Worker placement.

  • Year 3 - Research Project with progression into clinical practice

  • Year 4 - Developing clinical practice, takes place through year 4 over 37 weeks

  • Year 5 - Preparing for independent practice

University of Southampton Medical School Entry Requirements


Six 6 GCSEs at grade A/7 in mathematics with biology and chemistry, or mathematics with additional science and science or mathematics with combined science. Grade 6 (B) in English Language

A Levels


Must include chemistry & biology


36 points with 18 at Higher Level, with 6 in HL Chemistry & Biology International Baccalaureate Diploma additional information If English Language is not met from GCSEs but is being taken in the IB, Southampton also require IB English Language Syllabus A, Standard Level, Grade 5.

Scottish Higher

Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Scottish Advanced