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Southampton

Overview of the Medical School

  • University of Southampton School of Medicine was opened in 1971. Southampton pioneered the integration of patient contact into the early years of the medical curriculum, something which was very unusual when the medical school opened.
  • Nowadays, Southampton Medical School offers five different undergraduate medical programmes, all leading to the award of a medical degree, BMBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery): standard 5-year programme, 4-year graduate entry programme, widen access to medicine 6-year programme, and 2 international programmes: BM(EU) programme that run a partnership with a healthcare provider in Germany and BM(IT) programme for students who want to be transfer in Year 3 at IMU Malaysia.
  • Sam Parnia is a notable alumni from Southampton, director of resuscitation research at the State University of New York in Stony Brook and director of the Human Consciousness Project at the University of Southampton. He is the principal investigator of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) which was launched in 2008.

Campus and Facilities

  • Campus:
    • Highfield Campus – main campus
    • Winchester Campus – home of the Winchester School of Art
    • Avenue Campus – home of Humanities subjects
    • Waterfront Campus – home of the National Oceanography Centre (NOCS)
    • Boldrewood Campus – home of engineering
  • Facilities:
    • Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills Centre
    • Several libraries including the Health Services Library.

National and International Rankings

  • Complete University Guide ranking for medicine: rank 31 (2016)
  • Guardian University ranking for medicine: rank 20 (2016)
  • QS World ranking for medicine: ranked between 51-100
  • Times Higher Education for medicine: NA

 

MBBS Programme Information

General overview

  • The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and BMedSc has 3 entry ways to the programme:
    • BM5|A100: standard 5-year programme
    • BM4|A101: 4-year graduate entry programme
    • BM6|A102: six-year widening access programme with year zero
  • The programme is divided into 4 phases: The Fundamentals of Medicine, the Progression into Clinical Practice, The Developing Clinical Practice, and Preparing for Independent Practice.
  • All progrommes follow the same curriculum. BM4 join BM5 students in the last 2 years of both programmes, and BM6 has “Year 0” to study two modules in Human Structure and Function and two modules in Professional Practice before joining students of the BM5 programme.
  • The programme is modular; modules are assigned credits for the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS). There are defined exit points with appropriate academic awards after successfully completing each year of the programme, which you may apply for if you leave the programme.

Number of students on this course:

250 students are admitted each year (including BM5, BM4 and BM6)

Course Structure and Length:

  • Year 1 and 2: The Fundamentals of Medicine
    • Major physiological systems of the body, within each system, you will integrate your learning of anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, the social sciences and public health medicine.
    • Student selected units in medical humanities and public health interventions
    • Research module to prepare you for your year 3 research project.
  • Year 3: The Progression into Clinical Practice (41 weeks)
    • Research study
    • Work in the University research facilities, hospital wards, general practices or in the community.
    • Clinical placements
    • On successful completion of this year you will be awarded a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSc)
  • Year 4 and 1st half of Year 5: The Developing Clinical Practice (37 weeks)
    • Placements in a range of clinical specialties
  • 2nd half of Year 5: Preparing for Independent Practice
    • Year 5 is total of 47 weeks

Course Content:

  • Year 1: The Fundamentals of Medicine
    • 1st semester:
      • Foundations of Medicine
      • Student Selected Units 1 & 2
      • Medicine in Practice 1
    • 2nd semester:
      • Respiratory, Cardiovascular & Renal 1 (RCR1)
      • Student Selected Units 1 & 2
      • Nervous & Locomotor 1
      • Medicine in Practice 1
  • Year 2: The Fundamentals of Medicine
    • 1st semester:
      • Medicine in Practice 2
      • Respiratory, Cardiovascular & Renal 2 (RCR2)
      • Research for Medicine & Health
      • Nervous & Locomotor 2
    • 2nd semester:
      • Medicine in Practice 2
      • Gastrointestinal (GI)
      • Endocrinology and the Life Cycle
      • Research for Medicine & Health 
  • Year 3: The Progression into Clinical Practice
    • 1st semester:
      • Primary Medical Care and Long Term Conditions
      • Research Project
      • Medicine & Elderly Care
    • 2nd semester:
      • Primary Medical Care and Long Term Conditions
      • German Medical Practice
      • Student Selected Unit 3
      • Medicine & Elderly Care
      • Surgery & Orthopaedics
      • Scientific Basis of Medicine

Teaching locations:

BM5| A100 programme and BM6| A102 programme:

  • Highfield Campus
  • Southampton General Hospital

BM4| A101 programme

  • Highfield Campus
  • Southampton General Hospital
  • Winchester

Integrated BSc opportunities:

  • Opportunity to take an intercalated classified honours masters level degree (Master in Medical Science).
  • Studying for the intercalated master degree takes place between years three and four,

extending the BM programme by one year.

  • Students may also have the opportunity to apply to suspend their studies to take an intercalated degree at another institution between the third and fourth year.

Open day dates:

If you are interested in attending an Open Day in 2016 please register your interest and we will notify you when booking opens.

  • Southamptom Campuses open day includes: Avenue, Boldrewood, Highfield and Waterfront:
  • Saturday 9 July
  • Sunday 10 July
  • Saturday 3 September
  • Sunday 4 September

Term dates:

  • Autumn Term: 28 Sep 2015 – 12 Dec 2015
  • Spring Term: 04 Jan 2016 – 19 Mar 2016
  • Summer Term: 18 Apr 2016 – 11 Jun 2016

MBBS Admissions:

Application process:

  • Meet the entry requirements
  • Ensure that you have sat the UCAT
  • Make an online application vita UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service), it will ask to provide:
    • A personal statement
    • Education details
    • A Reference
  • Check campus code details:
    • A100: course code
    • S27: institution code number
    • SOTON: institution code name
  • Acknowledgement email from usto let you know that your application has been received and is being processed.

Entry requirements:

BM5 (A100 programme)

  • GCSE: A minimum of seven GCSEs at grade A, including mathematics, English Language and double award science (or equivalent).
  • A level: AAA, including chemistry and biology, plus either grade A at AS Level in a subject not studied at A2 or grade A in the Extended Project Qualification.
  • Graduate applicants:
    • Degree: An upper second-class honours in your first degree in any subject.
    • A levels: Chemistry at grade C or above. Alternatively, AS level chemistry and biology/human biology at grade C or above where chemistry has not been taken to A2.
    • GCSEs or equivalent: A minimum grade C in mathematics, English language and double award science (or equivalent).

BM4 (A101 programme)

  • GCSE: A minimum grade C in mathematics, English Language and double award science (or equivalent). You may offer qualifications which are equivalent to GCSE.
  • GCE A-level: Chemistry at grade C or above. Alternatively, AS level chemistry and biology/human biology at grade C or above, where chemistry has not been taken to A2.
  • An upper second-class honours degree in any subject, in your first degree.

BM6 (A102 programme)

  • GCSE: A minimum of five GCSEs at grades C or above, including mathematics, English language and double award science (or equivalent).
  • GCE A-level: A level grades BBC including chemistry and biology (or equivalent qualifications). Subjects with material that overlaps (e.g. human biology/ sports studies/physical education) may not be offered in combination at A2 level.

Candidate Selection

  • For BM4 and BM5:
    • Stage 1: Applicants ranked by UCAT score.
    • Stage 2: Applicants pre-screened against academic criteria.
    • Stage 3: Number of Selection Day places set. Candidates meeting academic criteria, and with appropriate UCAT, invited for places set.
    • Stage 4: Applicants attend Selection Day.
    • Stage 5: Scores from Selection Day compiled and offers made.
  • For BM6:
    • Stage 1: Applicants pre-screened against academic and eligibility criteria.
    • Stage 2: Number of places set. Candidates meeting academic and eligibility criteria invited to Selection Day.
    • Stage 3: Applicants attend Selection Day.
    • Stage 4: Scores from Selection Days compiled and offers made.
    • If the number meeting the criteria exceeds Selection Day places, applicants are reviewed again by the Programme Lead and/or Recruitment and Admissions Team.

Interview procedure

  • Applicants attending a Selection Day will be expected to complete an interview and group task.
  • Any applicants invited for interview will be expected to attend on the given date.
  • All applicants will be seen face to face – we do not offer Skype interviews.
  • Interviews take place from December to March.

 

Extra important information for candidates

  • UCAT score of those applicants attending a Selection Day varies year on year and as such it is not possible to give applicants an indication of the score that is required to attend a Selection Day.
  • You will receive an acknowledgement email from the University to let you know that your application has been received and is being processed. You will hear back from the University in two to six weeks depending on your programme of study.
  • Transfer applications are not considered.
  • No individual feedback as to why the application was unsuccessful is provided.

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