University of Southampton: UCAT and Course Entry Information (2021 Update)

Wondering about what it takes to study Medicine at the University of Southampton? Well, we got you covered! Read this article to find out all the academic, UCAT and non-academic requirements to make it in!

In this article, we explain University of Southampton’s UCAT, academic and non-academic requirements to study Medicine at their Medical School!

 

An overview of the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton began as Hartley Institutions in 1862. It was initially created with an intention of being a cultural centre for Southampton’s intellects. However, over time, it grew into a University and was given a University status by the Royal Charter in 1952. Today, there are over 24 600 students studying at the University of Southampton.

The university has a range of accommodation options available, ranging from non-ensuites to en-suites to studio flats! There are 10 residents halls, some of which are close to the campus, whereas others require a bit more of a trek (i.e. Unilink buses).

There is also specific accommodation for post-graduates only  called City Gateway

The University of Southampton has sports facilities (including a swimming pool, gym with 140 fitness stations, bouldering wall and squash pits),  a theatre, concert hall, art gallery and even a cinema!

Southhampton University has a vibrant student life. They have over 200 clubs and societies, including academic, artistic, food, cultural, media, political and technological clubs!

 

Rankings

Times Higher Ed RankQS RankAcademic Ranking of World Universities
12790101-150

 

University of Southampton Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Medicine BM5

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

A100Academic requirements:

ATAR:

  • Appropriate grades

A-Levels:

  • AAA

BTEC:

  • AA from two A levels in Chemistry and Biology
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certification (360 GLH at Distinction)

SQE:

  • Offers based on exams taken in S6

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • D3, D3, D3

IB:

  • An overall score of 36

EB:

  • Overall, 85%

 

Prerequisites:

ATAR:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

A-Levels:

  • Biology (A); and
  • Additional Science subject from:
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Environmental Studies
    • Geography
  • Note: General Studies and Critical Thinking is not applicable

BTEC:

  • Biology (A-Level); and
  • One additional Science
  • Note: Applied Science is not accepted

SQE:

  • Individual academic achievement is reviewed, including qualifications in S5 and results in S6

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • Chemistry; and
  • Biology

IB:

  • Higher Level (18)
    • Biology (6); and
    • Additional Science from:
      • Chemistry;
      • Physics;
      • Psychology;
      • Sociology;
      • Environmental Studies;
      • Geography
  • If English Language is not achieved in GCSE, then:
    • English Language Syllabus A (Standard Level, Grade 5)

EB:

  • Optional Elective Science (8.5);
  • Optional Elective Biology (8.5); and
  • Further Optional Elective Subject (8.5)

 

Entry Requirements: 

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results and UCAT results.

GCSE:

  • 6 GCSEs at grade A/7 or above, including:
    • English language (minimum Grade B/6);
    • Mathematics; and
    • Biology and Chemistry, or Combined Science, or Science and Additional Science

 

UCAT:

Students will be ranked based on their UCAT scores to determine who should be invited to an interview.

The University of Southampton does not examine student’s Situational Judgement Test scores.

 

Application Process:

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam, score a high mark, and pass the interview

 

Interview Criteria and Structure: 

Note: Due to COVID-19, interviews are now held online.

The University of Southampton invites students with the top UCAT scores to an interview on their Selection Day.

  • Criteria: The interview examines students’ Non-academic skills and attributes that are necessary for the Medical profession like:
    • Self motivated to study Medicine and work in the health-care field
    • Communication skills and empathy
    • Reflect on the knowledge and skills they gained from work experience
    • Employment or volunteering in a health-care setting.
  • Structure:
    • The University of Southampton structures their interviews into Multiple Mini Interview stations.
    • Students will rotate through these stations, each assessing different skills and capabilities. 

 

5 Full-Time YearsHighfield
Medicine BM4 – Graduate Entry

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

A101Undergraduate degree: 

  • 2:1 degree
    • Upper second-class honours degree in any subject (of students’ first degree)

Note: No A-Level requirements for graduate entry

 

Entry Requirements: 

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results and UCAT results.

GCSE:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above:
    • English Language or GCSE English (minimum C/4);
    • Mathematics; and
    • Biology and Chemistry, or  Combined Science, or Science and Additional Science

 

UCAT:

Students applying for this course will be ranked based on their UCAT scores to determine who should be invited to an interview.

The University of Southampton does not examine student’s Situational Judgement Test scores.

 

Application Process:

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam and score a high mark
  • Students also need to pass the interview

 

Interview Criteria and Structure: 

The University of Southampton invites students with the top UCAT scores to an interview on their Selection Day.

  • Criteria: The interview examines students’ non-academic skills and attributes that are necessary for the Medical profession like:
    • Motivation to study Medicine and work in the health-care field
    • Communication skills and empathy
    • Reflect on the knowledge and skills they gained from work experience, employment or volunteering in a health-care setting.
  • Structure:
    • The University of Southampton structures their interviews into Multiple Mini Interview stations.
    • Students will rotate through these stations, each assessing different skills and capabilities.

 

Degree facts:

  • This course is only offered for Home/EU students, not international students
  • This course is also a graduate entry course
4 Full-Time YearsHighfield
Medicine BM6 Widening Participation

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

A102Academic results:

ATAR:

  • Appropriate grades

A-Levels:

  • BBB

BTEC:

  • BB from 2 A Levels in Chemistry and Biology
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (360 GLH at Distinction)

SQE:

  • Individual academic achievement is reviewed, including qualifications in S5 and results in S6

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • M2, M2, M2

IB:

  • An overall score of 30 points

EB:

  • Overall, 75%

 

Prerequisites:

ATAR:

  • Unspecified

A-Levels:

  • Biology (minimum B); and
  • Additional Science (minimum B) from:
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Environmental Studies
    • Geography

BTEC:

  • BB from 2 A-Levels in:
    • Biology; and
    • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (360 GLH at Distinction)

SQE:

  • Subjects are reviewed by the University

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • Biology; and
  • One additional science

IB:

  • Higher Level (15):
    • Biology (5); and
    • One additional science

EB:

  • Optional Elective Chemistry (Grade 8)
  • Optional Elective Biology (Grade 8)
  • Other Optional Elective (Grade 8)

 

Entry Requirements: 

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results and UCAT results.

GCSE:

  • 5 GCSE grade at C/4 or above including:
    • Mathematics with Biology AND Chemistry
    • OR Mathematics with Additional Science AND
      • Science
      • OR Mathematics with combined science
    • AND English Language or GCSE English (minimum C/4)

 

UCAT:

Students applying for this course will be ranked based on their UCAT scores to determine who should be invited to an interview.

The University of Southampton does not examine student’s Situational Judgement Test scores.

 

Application Process:

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam and score a high mark

 

Interview Criteria and Structure: 

The University of Southampton invites students with the top UCAT scores to an interview on their Selection Day.

  • Criteria: The interview examines students’ Non-academic skills and attributes that are necessary for the Medical profession like:
    • Communication skills and empathy
    • Reflect on the knowledge and skills they gained from work experience, employment or volunteering in a health-care setting
    • Motivation to study Medicine and work in the health-care field
  • Structure:
    • The University of Southampton structures their interviews into Multiple Mini Interview stations.
    • Students will rotate through these stations, each assessing different skills and capabilities

 

6 Full-Time yearsHighfield

 

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