University of Bristol

Embedded within the internationally recognised School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, this unique course offers a fascinating insight into this field as well as an opportunity to explore the scientific background to a possible area of specialisation in your future career.

The course comprises four units plus a research skills unit which includes a substantial research project. Students choose at least three of the following four lecture units:

  • Developmental Genetics and Embryonal Cancers outlines how critical molecules, pathways and mechanisms regulate cell growth and development.
  • Cancer Mechanisms and Therapeutics shows how cancers develop and which key genes and growth signalling pathways become defective and lead to the development of common adult cancers.
  • Advanced Immunology is at the cutting edge of research; this in-depth unit explores the cellular and molecular events that drive immune responses.
  • Immunopathology and Applied Immunology provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of diseases which develop because of inappropriate immune responses or deficiencies in the immune system.

An alternative fourth unit may be taken from a range of options.

The final research skills unit includes training in data handling and a substantial laboratory or literature-based project, which could see you publishing your work for the first time.

Entry requirements

You can study a BSc after two or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.