Why intercalate at Postgraduate level?
Undertaking an MSc is an excellent opportunity to develop in-depth specialist knowledge in your chosen topic and enhance your skills in scientific research.
Alongside gaining specialist knowledge and transferable skills undertaking an MSc will also enhance your CV. Postgraduate qualifications are increasingly sought after by clinicians and possessing a Masters qualification can assist you in your future career progression.
Intercalating opportunities at HYMS
We welcome applications from both HYMS MBBS students and students from other medical schools.
We currently offer the following intercalation opportunities through the Hull York Medical School;
1. MSc in Human Anatomy and Evolution
You will gain a detailed understanding of human and primate evolution, focusing on anatomy and morphology and their interfaces with ecology and behaviour.
2. MSc by thesis
You will undertake an independent research project in your chosen research area, equipping you with research skills that will distinguish you in a clinical environment.
Before applying for an MSc by thesis you will need to develop a research proposal in liaison with members of academic staff from one of the HYMS Research Centres.
3. MSc in Health Professions Education
You will be introduced to the key principles of learning, teaching and assessment within a health profession environment.
Intercalating opportunities at the University of Hull and the University of York
A full list of postgraduate courses offered by the University of Hull and the University of York are available at:
Postgraduate courses at the University of Hull
Postgraduate courses at the University of York
Making an application
Applications for HYMS postgraduate programmes can be made online.
Intercalation requires leave of absence from your current MBBS programme. You should therefore consult with relevant staff to ensure that your intercalate option is compatible with the requirements of your MBBS. (eg. term dates)
You will need the equivalent of a bachelor degree to undertake an MSc. This will usually require you to have a BSc degree or have completed the first three years of your MBBS programme.
The Student Loan Company will not fund intercalated postgraduate programmes however the NHS Bursary scheme may provide funding for your tuition fee. The funding structure changes annually so you must check the information on the NHS webpage; http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/3946.aspx