The University of Southampton

Careers & Employability

At the University of Southampton, we believe in providing our students with skills, experience and opportunities to help in acquiring a future career.

Through our Careers and Employability service, you are given guidance and support throughout your studies and including post-studies for up to three years after graduation.

Each faculty provides ample opportunities to get involved in a wide range of programs that can help towards gainful employment. Find out more below.



Whether you choose to become a general practitioner, hospital doctor, surgeon, or follow another route, our degrees represent the first stage in a rewarding career as a doctor. Each programme provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviours that you will need as a newly qualified doctor.

Your degree will support you in gaining employment in the NHS and the Foundation Programme (a two-year training programme for newly qualified doctors).

Our graduates go on to practice medicine in a wide range of careers including:

Accident and Emergency
The Armed Forces
General Practice
Hospital medicine specialties
Medical research
Public health

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“Southampton has pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me grow in confidence so I can take on the opportunities and challenges of a long term career in medicine. ”

Sophie Lewis - BM5

I'm really pleased I chose Southampton and I was given the support and encouragement to carry out the whole MSc. I have been able use my new knowledge and skills to improve patient care and experience in allergy clinics in my workplace.

Where are they now?

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