University of Southampton (Foundation Year)
The University of Southampton offer the complete set of four-year, five-year and six-year medical degree programmes, tailored to the background of each student. The extended 6-year course (also known as BM6) is designed to widen participation in medicine. For example, you may be able to apply if you or your parent or guardian receive benefits, or you are the first in your family to apply for a higher education course.
The programme takes an integrated approach, combining traditional learning and clinical practice from the very first year. At Southampton you’ll get clinical experience from the first weeks of your course, meeting patients in hospital and primary care settings. All students complete an in-depth research project alongside world-leading medical research groups during Year 3, letting you explore an area of personal interest and leading to the award of an additional BMedSci degree.
Please note that this programme is only open to applicants that meet specific widening participation criteria.
- Foundation Year
- Integrated Course
- Compulsory BMedSci
About the university Compare
|Phone number||023 8059 5000|
The course offers an integrated approach with early clinical contact from the beginning of the course. The course is taught through a range of teaching methods including lectures, workshops, practical classes and structured clinical modules.
In your foundation year, you'll study physiology, anatomy and biochemistry in a medical context. You'll also undertake your very first placements in both hospital and GP settings. This gives you a great foundation to start Y1 medicine in your second year. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees progression to the standard medicine course.
|Course length||6 years|
|BSC||Compulsory BMedSci, and optional intercalation|
All students complete a research project during their third year, leading to a BMedSci degree. Students also have the option to intercalate with a BSc or MSc between years 3 and 4 if they wish.
|Courses offered||3 courses offered:|
A100 Medicine Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Medicine Graduate Entry - 4 years
A102 Medicine with Foundation Year - 6 years
|Foundation or access||Yes|
Famous as a maritime city, Southampton sits right on the south coast and has some of the best weather in the UK. Rich in history, but full of lively and modern art, culture, restaurants and nightlife, it’s a safe, friendly and walkable place. As a medical student the majority of your learning will take place at our Southampton General Hospital Campus. The lecture theatres, research labs and practice rooms are located in the South Academic Block of this large teaching hospital. The hospital is to the north of the city centre, with great transport links to all parts of the city.
|Social life||Whether your first love is Premier League football, sailing, eating out or the arts you'll find a lot to keep you busy at Southampton. Both the Southampton Student Union and the MedSoc are very active with 100s of societies and sports teams to join.|
|Interview style||Panel plus group task|
Applicants for BM6 (Medicine with Foundation Year) are not ranked by UCAT in order to shortlist for interview, however all applicants are still required to take the exam.
|GSCE||GCSEs not used for selection beyond minimum requirement|
Minimum requirement: 5 GSCEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language, Maths and either Biology and Chemistry, or Double Science
Subjects requirements: Biology plus an additional science
|Retake policy||Applicants who are retaking their A Levels/GCSES/or equivalent qualifications will be considered. However, if applicants have retaken the same subjects more than once, these applications will be considered on a case by case basis.|
|Scottish highers||Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty Admissions Office for more information|
|Scottish advanced||Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty Admissions Office for more information|
Subjects requirements: 15 points at Higher Level including grade 5 in Biology and one additional science
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||N/A|
|Applications in 19/20||569|
|Interviews in 19/20||120|
|Offers in 19/20||30|
|Success rate in 19/20||approx 1 in 19|