The University of Birmingham

The Intercalated degree in Clinical Sciences provides training in translational research combining a broad teaching programme with the opportunity to undertake a 7 month project with researchers from one of the College’s Research Institutes. Many students publish their research in academic journals or present their work at international conferences.

This honours degree should benefit you both in the short term, in relation to career progression, but also in the long term by broadening your understanding of academic medicine.

Upon successful completion of the taught modules and a specialist research project, students will graduate with BMedSc Clinical Sciences (Cardiovascular Science).

The course consists of:

  • a research project which leads to a thesis to be submitted in March/April. Students spend approximately 50% of their time on their research projects
  • a 20 credit taught module – An overview of cardiology and cardiovascular science
  • one from a choice of 20 credit taught modules in the various disciplines of Clinical Sciences
  • you will also take a compulsory 20 credit taught module (Clinical Bioinformatics and Statistics) which will provide you with training in analysis of large clinical and laboratory data sets, including genomics.

For more information, please contact the Programme Administrator on for details of the programme, modules, and projects available.

The application form can be found here.

Further information here.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for the programme students usually have to demonstrate that their performance in years 2 and 3 of the medical degree is equivalent to a 1 or 2.1 in a standard classified degree. However, for Covid-19 affected years, applicants are required to have achieved an average of 58%.

Closing Date

First round applications: noon 10th January 2022, Second round applications: noon 14th March 2022 (NB projects allocated in the first round will no longer be available)