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Who we are

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

The Faculty of Medicine leads innovative learning and discovery for better health across the lifecourse.  Every year, 250 new students are admitted to one of our four Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery programmes, including a four-year graduate entry course and a nationally-acclaimed widening access programme for students who might not normally have the opportunity to study medicine.

All programmes incorporate early patient contact; learning alongside students from nursing and other allied health professions to enhance understanding of the multidisciplinary team approach to modern clinical practice; and the opportunity to engage in an individual research study in depth.

Executive Team

Meet the Executive Team whose leadership and expertise support the faculty in translating medical research to benefit individuals worldwide.

Our Approach

Medicine is a thriving and ambitious, multidisciplinary faculty – a national leader in medical education, with an outstanding reputation for our combined expertise in research and teaching.

Our Impact

We have an outstanding reputation and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in biomedical sciences and clinical research. Our vision is to translate biomedical research into clinical outcomes that improve health worldwide.

Inclusivity and Athena Swan

The Athena SWAN awards recognise and celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET within Higher Education. Learn about what this means for the Faculty of Medicine.

Our campuses

Our campuses

We deliver our education through a number of different campuses both in the UK and abroad. 


Our University

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research universities in the UK.

Key achievements

In the 2014 REF, 75% of the Faculty's research was rated as either internationally recognised or world class. 94% of our research was deemed 3 or 4* for impact.

In addition to our success in external research awards, corporate outreach initiatives resulted in over £8 million in revenue streams from industry.

The Medicine Business Fellows model continues to transform our income and enterprise awareness, with over £1.6 million in secured income.

Professor Iain T Cameron, Emeritus Professor

“Besides our undergraduate medical programmes, Medicine offers Masters level education in Public Health Nutrition, and Allergy, in addition to a thriving PhD programme for basic scientists and clinicians. This includes a distinctive integrated four-year PhD in Biomedical Science, providing broad training in the intellectual and practical skills of scientific research, followed by focused individual research experience. Through all of our education programmes we aim to equip the next generation of doctors and scientists to work in a rapidly-changing world.

Our international research activity is underpinned by three specific approaches. First, Southampton has an impressive track record in basic discovery and early translation into clinical practice; and this focus on translation builds upon a deep-seated collaboration between the University of Southampton and the local NHS, mainly the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust.

Second, there is an established and effective multidisciplinary research programme, particularly linking the biomedical and physical sciences, including chemistry, computing, engineering, nanotechnology and optoelectronics. This is illustrated by the University's recent investment of £50 million into a new Life Sciences Building to bring biomedical and physical science disciplines together in the Institute for Life Sciences.

Finally, Southampton has a leading international position in enterprise and innovation, with strong links with the pharmaceutical sector.

Medicine at the University of Southampton provides an outstanding environment and exciting opportunities for learning and discovery in medicine and the biomedical sciences. I hope that the information contained on this site will provide you with a clear picture of life in the Faculty."

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