The intercalated degree programme is specifically designed for medical or dental students wishing to extend their experience and qualifications by taking a year out of their studies to work towards a Bachelor of Science degree or Masters degree in a specific subject area.
Closing date for Masters applications is Monday 25 March 2024. Late applications will be considered if places are available. Medical Students should also submit a ‘permission form for a year out form’ no later than 26 January 2024.
The closing date for BSc applicants wishing to be considered for funding is Friday 26 January 2024. The closing date for remaining BSc applications is Friday 26 April 2024.
Further information on intercalated degrees and the application processes can be found on these webpages.
An intercalated degree provides a unique exposure to modern science. This degree, undertaken during medical or dental training, involves an extra year of study at the end of second or third year giving students the opportunity to explore in depth an area of particular interest whilst working towards a Bachelor of Science or Masters degree. Appropriate training is provided in research methods and an opportunity is provided to work with experts in the field. Students can also enhance transferable skills such as researching literature and critical scientific thinking.
The focus of intercalated degrees is largely on research providing valuable training and creating opportunities to publish work and attend scientific meetings. There is a strong research ethos within the School focusing on four multidisciplinary centres of excellence:
• The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research
• WellcomeWolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
• Centre for Public Health
• Centre for Medical Education
Clinical academic medicine offers an interesting and rewarding career path combining clinical practice with research, teaching and training. An Intercalated Degree provides a unique opportunity to engage in scientific research which may well be the first step in acquiring the necessary generic skills to pursue a successful career in academic medicine. Further information on opportunities to engage in academic medicine and an overview of potential career paths for clinical academics be found on here.