This page outlines the funding arrangements for intercalated degrees.
Fee advice for current students
If you started your main degree before 2012, and you choose to intercalate at HYMS, you will remain on your current fee arrangements. This means that you will not be charged the new £9000 fee rate, either for your intercalated year or when you return to your main degree. If you have any queries about this, please contact email@example.com.
Student support for intercalated degrees
Funding arrangements for intercalated degrees vary, depending on when you choose to intercalate and how your main degree is normally funded:
- If you're intercalating at Bachelor's level after year 2 of your main degree, you can normally continue to receive support from Student Finance, subject to the normal means-testing. (If you receive funding from another source, check with them that they are happy to support your intercalated degree.)
- If you're intercalating at Bachelor's level after year 4 of your main degree, you should only apply for the non-means-tested part of the loan from Student Finance. The rest of your support will be picked up by the NHS bursary scheme.
- If you're intercalating at Master's level, you won't receive any support from Student Finance. However, if you're intercalating after year 4 of your main degree, the NHS bursary scheme may contribute up to the normal undergraduate fee level. You would then be liable for any difference -- so we strongly recommend that you find out exactly how much you'll be charged before you register!
Grants and funds
There are various grants available to intercalating students. We can't guarantee that every student will be able to find funding in this way, as some of these depend on the research topic that you choose to study.
A comprehensive and up-to-date list of charities that offer research funding is maintained by the National Institute for Health Research:
You should also check with your host department or centre, as they may be aware of some specific research funding.
How intercalating affects your NHS bursary
Students whose main degree is MB BS are normally eligible to apply for an NHS bursary in the fifth year of their course. If you intercalate, the total length of your study becomes six years. This means that you will be entitled to apply for NHS funding in your fifth and sixth years of study.
In other words:
- if you intercalate after year 2 of your main course, you will later be able to apply for the bursary for the final two years of your main course
- if you intercalate after year 4 of your main course, you will be able to apply for the bursary for your intercalated year and then for the final year of your main course