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Medicine

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

All applicants must have a minimum of AAA, including biology and one additional science (with a pass in the practical element where it is separately endorsed). Acceptable additional science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. General studies and critical thinking are not accepted. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education). Contextual offer Applicants must have a minimum of AAB, including biology and one additional science (with a pass in the practical element where it is separately endorsed). Acceptable additional science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. General studies and critical thinking are not accepted. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education). Applicants must meet two of the University contextual admissions criteria. For further information about the contextual criteria please see https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/medicine-bm5-degree-bmbs#entry For this programme we do not make an alternative EPQ offer, however we welcome applicants who have achieved a good grade in the EPQ

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Approved Access to Medicine courses with an appropriate scientific content may be accepted. We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent), all of which must be at Distinction . Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) will be accepted. Other access courses may be considered on a case by case basis, however, online access courses will not accepted. We would expect there to be a significant amount of time between the previous qualification (where relevant) and the Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) or alternative access course. Access courses are most likely to be considered for applicants who have not taken Science qualifications.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3 D3 D3, including Biology and one additional science Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Overall score of 36 points with 18 at Higher Level, with 6 in HL Biology and one additional HL science. Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2, with H2 in Biology and one additional science Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education).

AA from two A levels in Biology and one additional science and Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (360 GLH) at Distinction. Subjects with material that overlaps with Biology A Level and the additional science may not be accepted. Applied Science is not accepted. Subject provided reviewed on a case by case basis

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. S6 Advanced Highers Advanced Highers to include Biology one additional science. Plus usually an additional subject at Advanced Higher or Higher. Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education).

Assessed on a case by case basis . But generally, S5 minimum requirements Highers AAAAB to include Biology and one additional science Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

AAA to include A level Biology and one additional science (with a pass in the practical element where it is separately endorsed) or AA from two A levels in including Biology and one additional science (with a pass in the practical element where it is separately endorsed) and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate. Acceptable science subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies or Geography. Subjects where there may be considerable overlap of material will not be accepted in combination (such as combinations of Zoology/Biology; Biology/Sports Studies/Physical Education).

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Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2023

Subjects

Clinical medicine

Pre-clinical medicine

This integrated medicine course is open to both home and international students.

On this integrated medicine course, you'll study at one of the UK's major 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. You'll also benefit from our world-leading medical research groups, carrying out your own in-depth project.

As part of your degree you'll attend weekend shifts as a healthcare support worker to experience multi-professional teamworking, undertake your own research project in year 3 and take a student assistantship module in year 5. You'll meet patients in clinical settings and will learn from volunteer patients, simulated environments and prepared patient cases.

You can take your year 5 elective anywhere in the UK, or abroad, apply for a Masters of Medical Science or a MSc at Southampton – or study for a BSc or MSc at another university – between year 3 and year 4 (known as intercalation) and take an optional French or Spanish language module in year 3.

You can get involved in research and entrepreneurship. We work on life-changing treatments and therapies in partnership with industry and with experts in the physical sciences, computing, engineering and mathematics fields.

In year 3, students may be placed in partner trusts including Portsmouth and Winchester as well as Southampton. In the final 2 years of the programme, students are placed across the Wessex region.

Modules

Compulsory modules year 1: Cardiopulmonary (CP); Foundations of Medicine; Locomotor; Medicine in Practice 1; Student Selected Units 1 and 2.
Compulsory modules year 2: Endocrinology and the Life Cycle; Gastrointestinal (GI); Medicine in Practice 2; Nervous System; Renal; Research for Medicine and Health.
Compulsory modules year 3: BM Research Project; Integration and Assessment; Medicine and Elderly Care; Primary; Medical Care and Long Term Conditions; Student Selected Unit 3; Surgery and Orthopaedics.
Compulsory modules year 4: Acute Care; Child Health; Clinical Ethics & Law; Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Genitourinary Medicine (O and G and GUM); Psychiatry; Specialty Weeks (Dermatology, Head & Neck, Neurology & Ophthalmology); Year 4 Written Assessment.
Compulsory modules year 5: Assistantship; Elective; Medicine Year 5; Personal Professional Development; Primary Medical Care; Student Selected Unit 4; Surgery; Year 5 Assessment and ILS.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used. Coursework will include: essays, reports, posters, project reports and presentations. Examinations will include: written tests and tests of clinical performance.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Medical Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
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Clinical medicine
84%
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Pre-clinical medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Clinical medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
99%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Construction and building trades

Pre-clinical medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£32,000
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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
0%
Construction and building trades

Medical degrees are some of the most difficult courses to enter, but very nearly all graduates go on to good, well-paid and secure careers in health. If you're taking a shorter pre-clinical course, you'll need to continue on to further medical training to complete an accredited qualification, which explains why a high proportion of those grads are 'in further study' six months later. And at the moment, the UK is short of doctors and we have upped the number of places available, so demand remains high.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medicine and dentistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£36k

£36k

£45k

£45k

£49k

£49k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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