What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Typical offer: ABB. EPQ offer: BBB, to include grade A in the EPQ. If studying A Level Biology, Chemistry or Physics a Pass in the practical science assessment is additionally required. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are excluded for entry. The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.
Typical offer: Pass with overall score of 34 points, with 16 points required at higher level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers86%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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2:1 or above
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