University of Southampton (Graduate Entry)


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 accelerated four-year course (also known as BM4) is suitable for graduate applicants from any discipline. 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.

The graduate course incorporates more small-group learning than the standard course, with weekly “graduate group” case discussions alongside traditional lectures and anatomy practicals. The first two years of the graduate course is loosely based around the first three years of the standard five-year course, with BM4 students joining standard five-year students from Year 3 onwards on clinical attatchments.

Southampton place a heavy emphasis on UCAT score during the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements with a good UCAT score are likely to receive an interview and make ideal applicants.

Key Points

  • UCAT
  • Any Degree Subject
  • Integrated Course

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number023 8059 5000
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
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.
The graduate course is focused around "graduate groups" in early years, which takes elements of case base learning and applies it to the strengths of each student in that cohort.
Course length4 years
Courses offered3 courses offered:
A100 Medicine Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Medicine Graduate Entry - 4 years
A102 Medicine with Foundation Year - 6 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaSouthampton
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 lifeWhether 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 stylePanel plus group task
Interview datesDec-Mar
Interview topics
  • Self-motivation and resilience
  • Reflection on experiences
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to interact with others (group task)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the NHS constitution
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    Applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements are ranked by UCAT score to decide who to shortlist for interview.
    For 2019 entry, the lowest UCAT score invited to interview was 2790. For 2019 and 2018 entry, the cut off was slightly higher at 2810 and 2850.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs not used for selection beyond minimum requirements
    Minimum requirements: 4 GSCEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language, Maths and either Biology and Chemistry, or Double Science
    A-levelNo minimum requirements
    Retake policyN/A
    Scottish highersNo minimum requirements
    Scottish advancedNo minimum requirements
    IBNo minimum requirements
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject requirements: any discipline
    Applications in 19/20data not available
    Interviews in 19/20data not available
    Offers in 19/20data not available
    Success rate in 19/20data not available


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