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The University of Southampton

Translating research into Life-changing treatments and therapies

Innovative research Leading the way
Research led by World-renowned scientists


The Faculty of Medicine takes a leading role in developing interdisciplinary links across the university and turning ground-breaking research into new solutions in healthcare.

Working with other world-leading researchers in life sciences, physical sciences, computing, engineering and mathematics we create new opportunities, new knowledge and ultimately, produce a greater impact. Our commitment to the pursuit of excellence in biomedical sciences and clinical research has cemented our position as a world class research institution.

In 2014’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), 75 per cent of the Faculty’s research was rated as either internationally recognised or world class. 95 per cent of our research was rated 3 or 4* for impact.

Outstanding Academics

Research Team Profile

Professor Tim Elliott - a world-class researcher at University of Southampton's Cancer Research UK Centre - is making fundamental discoveries about how our immune system works which will aid the design of effective new treatments to improve survival for people with cancer.

Find out more about Professor Tim Elliott

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

We are one of the UK's leading centres for biomedical research offering a range of PG opportunities.

Synairgen Spin Out Company

Working with us

Our research has led to successful commercial endeavours with the creation of five companies

Research Centres

Research Centres

Cancer Research UK, NIHR/Wellcome Trust and MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

We offer patients and public access to trials of the latest relevant treatments, and involve volunteers in associated research.

Key Achievements

  • Reducing the threat of resistance to antibiotics
  • Cancer Immunology-using your immune system to cure cancer
  • Preventing invasive pneumococcal disease in the UK's workforce
  • Detecting drug cheats in the 2012 Olympic Games

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