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Studying with us

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

We are one of the leading centres in the UK for research expertise and output with interests in cancer, palliative and end-of-life care; chronic health needs; and the evaluation of new ways of service and education delivery in healthcare. We emphasise the value of drawing on evidence based research to underpin decisions for practice. Academic staff are highly qualified and some continue to be active practitioners and /or researchers with a wealth of knowledge of clinical practice and healthcare leadership which they bring to the learning environment.

If you choose to study at Southampton, you'll work with internationally respected academics and experience world-leading research as it happens, with access to state-of-the-art resources. You will become part of the close-knit Postgraduate Society within your area of study as well as the wider, 5,000-strong postgraduate student community.

Why choose Health Sciences at Southampton?

On all measures of academic excellence the Health Sciences at Southampton has received rankings that place it among the leading centres in Britain in terms of research output and expertise. It has continued to receive high scores in the research assessment exercises, delivers high quality publications in health sciences and also has a successful record of raising research funding and grants from funding organisations.

Within Health Sciences we generally have well over 100 full- and part-time postgraduate research students along with several hundred postgraduate taught students, who together form a lively, close-knit but outward-looking community.

All postgraduates are supervised by a team of academic staff committed to high quality research and teaching, supported by an experienced administrative team. Some students have co-supervision from colleagues from other, related disciplines such as Psychology, Medicine and Education.

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.

Unilink 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.


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