Southampton University, School of Medicine
Degree Type & Length: 5 Years
UCAS Code: A100
University Code: S27
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes
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Academic entry requirement:

A minimum of seven GCSEs at grade A, including mathematics, English Language and double award science (or equivalent). You may offer qualifications which are equivalent to GCSE.

AAA, including chemistry and biology, plus either grade A at AS Level in a subject not studied at A2 or grade A in the Extended Project Qualification. 

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Medical School Contact Information: Telephone: +44 (0)23 8059 4408
Fax: +44 (0)23 8059 4159
Key attribute of medical institute: In the top one per cent of universities worldwide*, Southampton is a leading UK research university with world-class facilities and teaching, innovative learning environments and unmatched flexibility in our degree programmes. We back this up with superb accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.
* QS World University Rankings 2015
Course Structure:

The programme is split into four distinct phases. The Fundamentals of Medicine phase takes place over the first two years and is made up of four University semesters; the Progression into Clinical Practice Phase takes place in year 3 and occupies 41 weeks. The Developing Clinical Practice phase takes place through Year 4 (37 weeks) and the first half of Year 5 and ends with the Year 5 examinations. The final phase - Preparing for Independent Practice - takes place in the second half of Year 5 and finishes with Graduation. Year 5 is of 47 weeks total duration.

The programme is modular; modules are assigned credits for the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS). The programme is totally integrated to award the BM and BMedSc degree. The BMedSc degree can only be awarded alone as an exit degree. There are defined exit points with appropriate academic awards after successfully completing each year of the programme, which you may apply for if you leave the programme. All modules on the programme are core and must be passed in order to progress and graduate. There cannot be compensation between any modules in any part of the programme.

Learn a language

Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.


Southampton University, School of Medicine