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The University of Southampton
Health Sciences

Our research

World-leading research

University of Southampton is one of the world’s top 100 institutions for excellence in research and education (QS World University Rankings 2021). In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, Health Sciences at the University was ranked number one institution in the UK for the overall quality of our research. The impact of our research and our research environment received the maximum possible scores with 100% judged as world-leading. We’ve continued to break new ground to effectively address global health challenges. Our high quality research influences health and social care policy, delivery and care in the UK and internationally.

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Making an impact

We're breaking new ground to address global healthcare challenges - our research influences healthcare policy, delivery and clinical practice. Learn more about our impact case studies.

Health Sciences research themes

Our research feeds into the School’s educational and enterprise programmes, and vice versa, giving our students the opportunity to work with cutting-edge research teams, but also helping to prepare the healthcare leaders of the future. Explore our research groups and learn more about our fascinating work.

Working in partnerships

Collaboration is a key part of the University's research activities, we have a global network of partners working with us to address today's major challenges

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