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BSc Intercalated Psychology

This degree is specifically designed for medical or dental students wishing to extend their experience and qualifications by taking a year out to study Psychology. Students complete five modules over the course of an academic year. This degree path would typically be taken after second or third year.


  • You will have the opportunity to study a new subject which is complementary to your primary degree and conduct a piece of research that you are passionate about
  • You will gain new skills in term of psychological research methods, theory and applications
  • You will receive an iBSc (intercalated Bachelors of Science) in one year
  • It will give you a competitive advantage in the job market – particularly for those interested in psychiatry, paediatrics, gerontology, oncology or neurology
  • A change is as good as a rest! A year studying Psychology can mean returning to your course mentally refreshed and excited to continue with your medical/dentistry training
  • You will have opportunities to participate in cutting edge research, supported by state of the art laboratories and equipment which include: 128 channel EEG systems; a VR system and whole body motion capture; eye movement tracking systems; transmagnetic stimulation; and a comprehensive test collection.

Entrance Requirements

Applications open to students who have successfully completed two years of a Medicine or Dentistry degree programme and who have been granted permission to intercalate from their current School.

Additional information for international students:

Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency immigration requirements for language for visa purposes.
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Applications are now being acceptedthe closing date for receipt of applications for 2019 entry will be Thursday 18th April 2019 at 4pm.


Course Administrator: Dr Matthew Rodger
Phone: +44 (0)28 90 974177

Hear from one of our students

Considering a career in Psychiatry, I jumped at the opportunity to do the BSc Intercalated Psychology degree. I would highly encourage anyone to take the leap - I gained so much from my year, not only in new skills and knowledge, but also in life experience and expanded ways of thinking. Zarah Fleming
BSc Psychology (Intercalated)

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