The University of Southampton
Health Sciences

How to apply

Once you’ve chosen a course, the next step is to make an application through UCAS, the central processing body for higher education courses.

Our Undergraduate Applications page has a full explanation of the application process.

We strongly encourage you to come to one of our Open Days to get a feel for the University and its facilities.

Faculty application requirements

Each academic unit have their own entry requirements. Find out what we require from applicants below.

Why apply to Health Sciences?

Undergraduate full time applications

All full time Health Sciences undergraduate applications must be made through UCAS; the most important part of your application is the personal statement. This is your opportunity to explain why you will excel in your chosen career and demonstrate your knowledge of the profession. Applicants demonstrating motivation, understanding and intelligence will either be invited to interview to further confirm their skills or offered a place based on the personal statement.

All applicants are advised to gain work experience in a relevant field to show interest and skill development to enhance their application. For further information on the application procedure visit www.ucas.ac.uk

UCAS tips

Plan and start your application as early as possible. Everything on your UCAS form is important, and it's the one chance you will have for the year of entry.

Keep your personal statement focused towards the course that you're applying for. If you have a particular hobby or interest, show how this relates to health sciences.

For courses involving more than one subject area, demonstrate your interest in each subject and justify your choice of the combination. 

If you're a mature applicant, highlight the experience and skills you've gained outside formal education.

As well as guidance from your tutors at school or college, there is plenty of advice on the web. See our links below

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