Intercalated BSc

BSc, 1 year

This is for you if... you are studying for a Medical Degree (at Leicester or elsewhere) and want to supplement your learning with a health-related BSc.

Course Description

The Intercalated BSc (iBSc) is an optional extra year of study in which you can take a break from medical learning and broaden your horizons, drawing on the expertise of academics in the University of Leicester's College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. You will have the opportunity to research a health-related subject which is important to you, and to produce work which may lead to poster presentations at conferences or even publication in medical journals.

An intercalated BSc is an unparalleled opportunity for you to study something in depth without the daily pressures of the medical curriculum. You can take a step back after the first two or three years of your Medical Degree, reflect on how far you have come, and look to your future career. With an intercalated BSc you will have an additional qualification, and additional knowledge and experiences that will be to your advantage when you are applying for jobs or further training.

At Leicester we offer three different ways to study for an intercalated BSc so you can choose one that suits your strengths and aspirations.

Key Facts
Department
Cancer Studies, Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics, Health Sciences, Infection Immunity and Inflammation, Medical Education, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour
Contact

All enquiries
mbspstupro@le.ac.uk

Why Leicester?

Course Structure

iBSc in Medical Research

iBSc in Medical Research

You will carry out an independent research project in a clearly defined area, for a full academic year. You will have a supervisor who is usually a leader in their field, and the project will have been reviewed to ensure that it is scientifically valid and suitably challenging, but achievable within the time and resources available. You will present your research through a 12,000-word dissertation and a viva.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

iBSc in Clinical Sciences

iBSc in Clinical Sciences

This degree starts with an introductory module on research methods (qualitative and quantitative), statistics, research ethics, and the design and conduct of clinical trials. You will then focus on one of three specialised areas: Infectious Diseases, Human Behaviour or Cancer Studies. You will take a small number of taught modules followed by a dissertation or research project.

  • This option is not available in 2017/18 for Leicester students.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

iBSc in Biomedical Science

iBSc in Biomedical Science

You will join the final year of one of our Biological Sciences degrees, choosing from a range of modules to broaden your knowledge in areas such as GeneticsPhysiology, Biochemistry or Microbiology. You will also carry out a research project, which could be lab-based or more analytical in nature.

  • This option is not available in 2017/18 for Leicester students.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

For information on teaching and assessment please visit the iBSc section of the Medical School website.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the iBSc you must already be studying for a Medical Degree at Leicester or another UK university, and must have passed all your exams before commencement.

Application is via a form on the Leicester Medical School website.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • Starting in 2017

    An inflationary increase (2.8% based on RPIX*) in tuition fees and student support loans has been announced by the Government for 2017. This is still subject to formal parliamentary approval however, if approved, fees for 2017/18 entry could rise to £9,250 in 2017/18.

    After 2017/18, the tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation (RPIX) and is subject to government regulations. 

    (*RPIX is a measure of inflation in the UK, equivalent to all items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.)

  • Starting in 2017

    • To be confirmed
    Find out more about scholarships and funding.

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Course
Intercalated BSc
Qualification
BSc
Duration
1 year full-time
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