Imperial College London

The intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences with Humanities, Philosophy and Law is a unique course that integrates approaches from medical science, ethics, law, philosophy, history and the arts. This BSc provides an intellectually stimulating and inventive learning opportunity for students who care about core values of medicine in the changing landscape of healthcare provision. The cultural contexts of medical science will be a key theme throughout the course.

Teaching is structured around three main themes: ‘the body’, ‘the mind’ and ‘death and dying’, followed by a project module for which you can choose a topic for focused, supervised study. The course is assessed through a variety of methods, for example, essays, presentations, recordings, posters and reports. There are no formal examinations.

The course is led by experienced experts in the field who have all been recognised for their excellent teaching. You will also have the opportunity to engage with renowned scientists and artists working at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary medicine and its contexts.

The London location of Imperial College offers a wealth of opportunities for field trips to museums, galleries, courts and archives. The programme emphasises creative, interactive, small-group teaching, team working, and experiential and playful learning. You will master transferable skills in critical analysis and research, and develop narrative and visual competencies. The programme will also enhance your capacity for creative problem-solving, resilience and reflection, helping to develop strategies to preserve work–life balance as you prepare to enter a demanding profession.

Entry requirements

  • You must be registered on a recognised Medical or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university (other EU and overseas students are unfortunately not eligible)
  • You must have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial College i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2019/20.
  • You must have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after your intercalated BSc.

Closing date

16:00 on Friday 6 March 2020.