An intercalated degree offers you as a students an unparalleled opportunity to study something in depth without the daily pressures of the medical curriculum. You can take a step back after the first two, three, or four years of your Medicine course, reflect on how far you have come, and look to your future career. With an intercalated degree you will have an additional qualification, and unique knowledge and experiences that will be to your advantage when you are applying for jobs or further training.
You can read more about intercalated degrees on the NHS Health Careers website.
Intercalating at Leicester
At Leicester we offer a number of different ways to study for an intercalated degree, so you can choose one that suits your strengths and aspirations.
Intercalated MSc (iMSc)
iMSc in Clinical Education
The iMSc in Clinical Education will allow you to study the training and development of healthcare professionals, develop your practical teaching skills and understand the evidence underpinning contemporary clinical education. You will learn as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary group which spans all career stages; and the course will be facilitated by leading educational researchers and practitioners from the University of Leicester.
For more details and how to apply, please visit the MSc Clinical Education webpage.
iMSc in Medical Research
The iMSc in Medical Research (Intercalated) MSc has been designed to provide students with training in research methods and a substantial research experience. The additional knowledge and experience will ensure you are well-placed to incorporate a research element in your future career. The course comprises of four taught modules and a research project. The taught modules are designed to give a solid foundation in qualitative and quantitative research, including study design, research methods, statistics, ethics and research governance. The research project is a substantial piece of practical work running throughout the course.
For more details and how to apply, please contact the Intercalated Office via firstname.lastname@example.org
iMSc in Healthcare Management
The iMSc in Healthcare Management has been developed in response to the growing interest in recent years in the application of management and leadership principles to multi-professional organisations in health and care settings. The programme has been designed to reflect the changes in medical education and careers, and builds on specialist management and leadership knowledge to make sense of a whole variety of challenges that belong to management and leadership roles - whether formal or not - in the NHS.
For more details and how to apply, please visit the MSc Healthcare Management webpage.
iMSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare
The iMSc in Quality and Safety in Healthcare will equip you to lead change in healthcare that can make a real impact on the experiences and outcomes of patients. You will learn the practice and theories of healthcare quality and patient safety from our academics, who are leading world-class research in this area, and from experts in quality and safety at our NHS partners. Among the topics you will study are quality improvement methods, the influences on patient safety, methods and knowledge in the discipline of ergonomics and human factors, and the use of data for quality improvement and patient safety.
For more details and how to apply, please visit the MSc Quality and Safety in Healthcare webpage.
Intercalated BSc (iBSc)
iBSc in Psychology
The Intercalated BSc (Psychology) covers a variety of applied and broadly clinically relevant areas of psychology to provide a breadth of understanding of the nature of Psychology. Students will take a number of core modules which will introduce them to Psychology as a discipline, as well further optional modules – all of which have been tailor-made to provide medical students with knowledge and skills that will support them in their future careers as medical professionals.
For more details and how to apply, please visit the Intercalated BSc (Psychology) webpage
iBSc in Biomedical Science
The iBSc (Biomedical Science) provides students with the opportunity to join the final year of one of our Biological Sciences degrees. Students get to choose a number of modules from a wide range of topics to broaden their knowledge in areas such as genetics, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology or zoology. In addition to the taught modules students will also carry out a research project, allowing them to gain further in-depth understanding of their chosen topic.
For more details and how to apply, please visit then iBSc (Biomedical Science) webpage
Intercalated BSc for medical students
Medical students talk about their experience of undertaking an Intercalated BSc degree.
There are a variety of different options for funding an intercalated degree, dependent on whether you choose to take an iBSc or iMSc.
If you are studying Medicine at another UK university, you can take your intercalated course at Leicester before returning to your original university to finish your medical degree.
International students are advised to contact email@example.com about potential visa requirements when considering an intercalated year.
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University of Leicester
If you extend your course to six years by taking the iBSc, you will still receive a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company for the first four years, and will then receive an NHS Bursary for Years 5 and 6. Find out more about financing your studies.
If you are studying Medicine at another UK university, you can take your iBSc at Leicester before returning to your original university to finish your medical degree.
International students are advised to contact firstname.lastname@example.org about potential visa requirements when considering an iBSc year.
Intercalated BSc Administrator
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University of Leicester