Our intercalated BSc degree programme leads to the award of BSc (Hons) in Medical Science. Currently, you can take an intercalated year between Phase I and Phase II (i.e. after year 2), or between Phase II and Phase III (i.e. after year 4). For that year, you'll effectively join a final-year Bachelor's degree programme, taking the same assessments as the other final-year students on that course.
The HYMS BSc includes a number of taught modules (80 credits in total) and a research project (40 credits) -- so about one third of the course is research.
The nature of the research varies depending on the course. For instance, it may be wet-lab based or a systematic review. To find out more about the available options, click a subject below.
Some of these options can be flexible. If you're interested in choosing a different bundle of modules that suit your interests, speak to the provider of the degree -- they may be able to help.
There may be a limit to the number of places available on any specific course. You should ask the organiser of the course for more details. In theory, there is also a limit on the number of students who can intercalate from any one MB BS year at HYMS, but we haven't approached that limit yet.
We warmly welcome students from other medical, dental and veterinary schools to study for intercalated degrees at HYMS.
Equally, HYMS students may apply to take an intercalated degree at another institution, as long as they have our permission to take academic leave of absence from their main MB BS course. This leads to a degree from the host institution instead of from HYMS. To date, our students have intercalated at Leeds, University College London, Birmingham, Manchester, King's College London, Imperial College, and Aalborg University in Denmark.
The following departments and centres contribute to our intercalated BSc: