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MedicinePostgraduate study

Studying here

Choose Southampton and you will become part of a strong postgraduate research and taught student community, work collaboratively with internationally-respected academics and be a part world-leading research as it happens. If you choose to study at Southampton you will gain access to state-of-the-art facilities, expert support services and a wide range of training and development opportunities.

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How to Apply

Find out more about the postgraduate application process.

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Discover our accommodation options and how you can apply.

In Medicine we offer opportunities for both research and taught degree level study. We have strong links with the NHS, both in teaching hospitals and the local community, Public Health England and public health leads in Local Authorities in the South East. Our postgraduate programmes are taught mainly at Southampton General Hospital.

World class facilities

Ranked among the top 100 of universities globally, the University of Southampton is recognised as a global centre for excellence in research and education.

Our reputation, which is reflected in our UK and international league table rankings, is built on a long history of world-changing achievements. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities and our successes continue to be acknowledged with prestigious awards. Sustained investment in development across the University ensures that all our students continue to enjoy the world class facilities and learning resources which make Southampton one of the best learning environments in the UK.

In the Faculty of Medicine, our reputation is founded on the outstanding achievements of our academic staff. We offer a high level of support, both at Southampton General Hospital, and at the University's main campus.

Our postgraduate training programmes contribute to our research culture, where staff and postgraduate students alike share the process of learning and discovery.

As a postgraduate taught student you will also be exposed to the same level of high-quality basic science and gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are highly relevant to your chosen career and the opportunities for career progression.

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Southampton General Hospital

Leading experts

At Southampton you will be supported by world-leading experts, in a vibrant learning environment bustling with new ideas - ideas that often originate directly from the work of our postgraduate students.

Together with our world-class facilities, impressive range of entrepreneurial activities and diverse internal and external partnerships, you can be assured of a unique learning experience at Southampton.


During your time here as a postgraduate research student, you will have the support of a 250-strong network of students who are undertaking research degrees across the full range of research interests within the Faculty. Cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects are also encouraged amongst both postgraduate research and postgraduate taught degree students, and dissertation supervisors come from other university disciplines, the NHS or from external institutions. We form one core element of a faculty graduate school that provides world-class expertise in biomedical, biological and health sciences.

We work closely with University Hospital Southampton (UHS), a partnership that recently won two new biomedical research units funded by the Government's National Institute for Health to undertake translational clinical research in the priority areas of respiratory disease and nutrition.

The deciding factor in choosing Southampton was the enthusiasm and excitement shown by my PhD supervisor when he described the research

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