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The University of Southampton is a Russell Group university. Choosing to study in Health Sciences will give you access to a world class academic environment, which focuses on the improvement of health outcomes and the transformation of healthcare delivery as well as enhancing your professional career.

Health Sciences Students

Health Sciences Students

Health Sciences is one of the largest Faculties in the UK and has been educating a range of health professionals for many decades, working collaboratively with other disciplines within the university and in close partnership with practice settings and clinical leaders.

We are proud to be leaders in healthcare research and education. By studying here you will acquire an academic pedigree that speaks loudly in the UK and overseas. Over many years we have worked hard to create a culture and tradition of excellence. We were ranked first in the Times Higher’s research intensity-weighted GPA ranking and first in Research Fortnight, ranking Health Sciences at Southampton as the number one institution for the overall quality of our research.

Why choose Health Sciences at Southampton?

When you choose us you are choosing a whole range of factors that will make you attractive to employers. We have an excellent track record in making the ‘Southampton Brand Graduate’ stand out in the modern jobs market, and here’s why:

We are part of the Russell Group: a collective of UK universities that are committed to providing an outstanding research led learning experience. As a result, you will graduate with the latest scientific knowledge, giving you the best possible foundation for your career.

Furthermore, we place humanitarian values at the very centre of the curriculum, helping you to develop the skills of emotional intelligence demanded in today’s healthcare sector.

As a student here you will also benefit from our first class academic staff, who will support you every step of the way. In addition, you will have access to the most modern learning facilities, and benefit from our great relationships with local placement providers helping you to reach your full potential.

The city

Southampton is a thriving modern city, steeped in history and with a rich mix of recreation, culture and entertainment. Cinemas, sports facilities, internationally acclaimed arts venues and one of the UK's top shopping centres - the city has something for everyone.

Uni-link buses provide easy access to the city, the airport and coach and train stations. As well as excellent links to Europe via cross-channel ferries from Portsmouth and Poole, there are frequent flights to continental destinations from Southampton and Bournemouth International Airports.