Our BSc (Hons) Medical Science programme

Our undergraduate intercalated programme leads to the award of BSc (Hons) in Medical Science, regardless of which subject you decide to take.

The programme is made up of a number of taught modules (80 credits in total) and a research project (40 credits) – so about one third of the course is research, and it lasts a standard academic year.

The research options vary 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.

  • Anatomical sciences

    No longer available

    The anatomical sciences option is no longer available for undergraduate intercalated degrees.

    However, the MSc course offered by the Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences is still available. For more details, visit the MSc webpage.

  • Biomedical sciences

    Programme coordinator (York): Dr Marika Kullberg
    Programme coordinator (Hull): Dr Heather Sealy-Lewis

    Cancer biology

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Expression of voltage-gated sodium channel subunits in breast cancer cells Dr Will Brackenbury2 will.brackenbury@york.ac.uk
    Role of stromal cells in tumour metastasis Dr Mark Coles1 mark.coles@york.ac.uk
    DNA replication and cancer Dr James Chong2 james.chong@york.ac.uk
    Cancer and the cell cycle Dr Dawn Coverley2 dawn.coverley@york.ac.uk
    Tumour biology (genetics, cytogenetics, immunology) Professor John Greenman6,7 j.greenman@hull.ac.uk
    MicroRNAs in lymphangiogenesis Dr Dimitris Lagos1 dimitris.lagos@york.ac.uk
    Gastrointestinal cancer biology and anti-cancer therapeutics Dr Steven Maher6 s.maher@hull.ac.uk
    Expression of prostate cancer stem cells specific genes Professor Norman Maitland3 n.j.maitland@york.ac.uk
    The role of tax, HBZ and interferon in adult T-cell leukaemia and lymphoma Dr Fabiola Martin1 fabiola.martin@york.ac.uk
    Understanding fundamental mechanisms underpinning DNA replication Professor Peter McGlynn2 peter.mcglynn@york.ac.uk
    Novel regulators of the aspect of the tumour microenviroment Dr Isabel Pires6 i.pires@hull.ac.uk
    Rational design approaches for targeting cancer and immune cells Dr Elena Rosca6 e.rosca@hull.ac.uk
    Role of p63 in urothelial differentiation and stem cell function Professor Jenny Southgate4 jennifer.southgate@york.ac.uk
    Prostate cancer Dr Justin Sturge6 j.sturge@hull.ac.uk
    The Sp1 transcription factors and their role in cancer and the cell cycle Dr Jennifer Waby6 j.waby@hull.ac.uk

    Infectious disease and immunology

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Developing an in vitro human immune system Dr Mark Coles1 mark.coles@york.ac.uk
    Dysregulated immune tolerance and autoimmune disease Dr Allison Green1 allison.green@york.ac.uk
    How pathogens are recognised by the immune system Professor Paul Kaye1 paul.kaye@york.ac.uk
    Inflammatory bowel disease and immune responses to intestinal bacteria Dr Marika Kullberg1 marika.kullberg@york.ac.uk
    MicroRNAs in immunity Dr Dimitris Lagos1 dimitris.lagos@york.ac.uk
    Molecular biology of the bacterial pathogenNeisseria meningitidis Dr James Moir2 james.moir@york.ac.uk
    Factors in limiting the efficacy of vaccination against schistosomes Dr Adrian Mountford1 adrian.mountford@york.ac.uk
    Chemokine signalling in immune cells Dr Nathalie Signoret1 nathalie.signoret@york.ac.uk
    Understanding bacterial mechanisms used to evade the innate immune response Dr Gavin Thomas2 gavin.thomas@york.ac.uk
    Mathematical models of virus structure and assembly Professor Reidun Twarock1,5 reidun.twarock@york.ac.uk
    Bacterial pathogenesis Dr Marjan van der Woude1 marjan.vanderwoude@york.ac.uk

    Molecular aspects of disease

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Cancer biology, metastasis, angiogenesis Dr Camille Ettelaie6 c.ettelaie@hull.ac.uk
    Adult stem cells, signalling pathwys in skeletal tissues Dr Paul Genever2 paul.genever@york.ac.uk
    Diabetic neuropathies Dr Rebecca Hill6 r.e.hill@hull.ac.uk
    Thrombosis and platelet function in health and disease Professor Khalid Naseem9 khalid.naseem@hyms.ac.uk
    Lysosomes in innate immunity Dr Paul Pryor1 paul.pryor@york.ac.uk
    The actin cytoskeleton in health and disease Dr Francisco Rivero9 francisco.rivero@hyms.ac.uk
    Cancer immunobiology Dr Elena Rosca6 e.rosca@hull.ac.uk
    Molecular pharmacology of ion channels Dr Laura Sadofsky6 l.r.sadofsky@hull.ac.uk
    Creating a functional human bladder in the laboratory Professor Jenny Southgate4 jennifer.southgate@york.ac.uk
    Cell culture models of human glycosylation disorders Dr Daniel Ungar2 dani.ungar@york.ac.uk
    Transcriptional responses to inflammatory bowel disease Professor Bob White2 bob.white@york.ac.uk


    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Validation of molecular imaging agent Dr Chris Cawthorne6 c.cawthorne@hull.ac.uk
    Assessment of vascular surgery procedures Mr Ian Chetter8 ian.chetter@hey.nhs.uk
    Lab-on-a-chip technology and diagnosis of disease Dr Charlotte Dyer6 c.e.dyer@hull.ac.uk
    Cardiology and ageing Dr Sandra Jones6 s.a.jones@hull.ac.uk
    Cardiac hypertrophy and cellular remodelling of the heart Dr Anne-Marie Seymour6 a.m.seymour@hull.ac.uk
    Identification of ion channel genes in the cardiovascular system Dr Shang-Zhong Xu6 s.xu@hull.ac.uk


    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Cellular model of neuronal ageing Dr Sangeeta Chawla2 sangeeta.chawla@york.ac.uk
    Parkinson's disease modelled in Drosophila Dr Chris Elliott2 chris.elliott@york.ac.uk
    Molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's pathology Dr Gareth Evans2 gareth.evans@york.ac.uk


    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Macro-evolutionary patterns and processes of adaptation in mammals Dr Isabella Capellini6 i.capellini@hull.ac.uk
    Genetic diversity in human populations Dr Lori Lawson-Handley6 l.lawson-handley@hull.ac.uk
    Gene regulation in Aspergillus nidulans Dr Heather Sealy-Lewis6 h.m.sealy-lewis@hull.ac.uk


    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Functional aspects of sperm motility Dr Stuart Humphries6 s.humphries@hull.ac.uk
    Metabolic events in early development Dr Roger Sturmey6 r.sturmey@hull.ac.uk

    1Centre for Immunology and Infection at HYMS
    2Department of Biology at York
    3YCR Cancer Research Unit
    4Jack Birch Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis
    5Department of Mathematics at York
    6Department of Biological Sciences at Hull
    7Department of Surgery at Hull
    8Hull Royal Infirmary

    9Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research at HYMS

  • Philosophy

    Programme coordinator: Dr Demian Whiting

    Applied ethics

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Biomedical ethics and law Dr Philip Bielby1 p.bielby@hull.ac.uk
    Philosophy of education, environmental ethics Dr Stephen Burwood2 s.a.burwood@hull.ac.uk
    Ethics, history of ethics, Nietzsche, philosophy of religion Dr Daniel Came2 d.came@hull.ac.uk
    Bio-ethics and disgust, feminist ethics Dr Stella Gonzalez-Arnal2 s.gonzalez-arnal@hull.ac.uk
    Authority and expertise, ancient Greek moral and political philosophy Dr Anthony Hatzistavrou2 a.hatzistavrou@hull.ac.uk
    Moral status of animals, environmental ethics, Rawls Mr Wayne Williams2 w.williams@hull.ac.uk
    Moral philosophy, meta-ethics Professor Nick Zangwill2 n.zangwill@hull.ac.uk

    Philosophy of mind and body

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Phenomenology of illness, personal identity, Wittgenstein Dr Stephen Burwood2 s.a.burwood@hull.ac.uk
    Philosophy of mind, metaphysics Dr Daniel Came2 d.came@hull.ac.uk
    Biotechnology, philosophy of science, gender theory Dr Stella Gonzalez-Arnal2 s.gonzalez-arnal@hull.ac.uk
    Ancient Greek philosophy of mind, action theory, Davidson Dr Anthony Hatzistavrou2 a.hatzistavrou@hull.ac.uk
    Wittgenstein, early 20th-century philosophy, philosophy of mind Dr Dawn Wilson2 d.wilson@hull.ac.uk
    Philosophy of mind, action theory Professor Nick Zangwill2 n.zangwill@hull.ac.uk

    1Law School at Hull
    2Department of Philosophy at Hull

  • Sport, health and exercise science

    Programme coordinator: Dr Sean Carroll


    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Impact of volition, goals and action strategy on athletic performance Dr Caroline Douglas c.douglas@hull.ac.uk
    Mental toughness in sport Dr Keith Earle k.earle@hull.ac.uk
    Action research, reflective practice and qualitative methods Professor David Gilbourne d.gilbourne@hull.ac.uk
    Role of psychology in health and disease Dr Sam Nabb s.nabb@hull.ac.uk

    Exercise physiology

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Physiological and biochemical responses to intermittent exercise Dr Grant Abt g.abt@hull.ac.uk
    Physical activity, exercise and cardiac rehabilitation Professor Sean Carroll s.carroll@hull.ac.uk
    Effects of exercise-induced oxidative stress and macromolecular damage with interests in age related disease pathology Dr Mark Fogarty m.fogarty@hull.ac.uk
    Cardiac and vascular responses to exercise testing/training in clinical (cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic disease) and athletic populations Dr Lee Ingle l.ingle@hull.ac.uk
    Skeletal muscle plasticity in response to differing patho/physiological stimuli (e.g. nutritional interventions, damage/injury and exercise) Dr Antonios Matsakas a.matsakas@hull.ac.uk
    Sport and health nutrition Dr Becky Vince rebecca.vince@hull.ac.uk


    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Factors influencing musculotendinous stiffness Dr Max Ditroilo m.ditroilo@hull.ac.uk

    Sport rehabilitation

    Study theme Supervisor Contact
    Injury risk and prevention Hollie Forbes h.forbes@hull.ac.uk
    Proprioception/stability, core stability, flexibility, muscle energy techniques and isokinetics Colin Johnson c.j.johnson@hull.ac.uk

    These research project supervisors are affiliated to the Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Hull.

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.

Intercalated degree places are competitive, so there may be a limit to the number of places available on any specific course or project. You should ask the organiser of the course for more details.

Contributing departments

Follow the links below for more information about the centres, departments and schools which contribute to our course:

Postgraduate programmes

For more information about the HYMS postgraduate programme, visit our intercalated Masters degrees webpage.

There are also plenty of postgraduate options available at our parent universities:

Research equipment