University of Exeter

At present, many scientific discoveries never leave the laboratories in which they are made. At the same time the needs of frontline clinicians – and their patients – often go unheard by those doing research. Our BSc Intercalated Medical Sciences programme prepares you to be able to fill these gaps, and thereby enhance the lives of patients. Our intercalated Medical Sciences programme aims to provide a firm foundation in the core biomedical and biomolecular sciences. You will develop an integrated, scientific knowledge that you can put into practice in a clinical setting, plus creative and inquisitive communication, leadership, critical appraisal and problem-solving skills. Students will also have the option of completing a research project and writing up a dissertation. These key skills will prepare you for a career helping to progress scientific discovery into clinical and medical practice, ultimately to improve human health.

You will have the choice of whether to pursue the general medical sciences programme or one of the specialist subject pathways (Environment & Human Health (Cornwall campus), Neuroscience, Human Genomics, and Pharmacology & Therapeutics) to study a particular area in more depth, with your chosen specialism named as part of your degree title, for example, BSc Intercalated Medical Sciences (Human Genomics).

Entry requirements

Intercalated programmes are only available to selected students following a medical degree at the University of Exeter Medical School or another medical, veterinary or dental degree granting institution and who are taking an intercalating year during their programme of study (see University Regulations Governing Honours Degrees, Regulation 1.2, Section 5).

Admission to the programme is by agreement between the University of Exeter Medical School or other institution, the Head of the relevant academic department and the University of Exeter.

  • All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis but normally students should be achieving at least a 2:1 and be ranked in the top 50% of their academic cohort.
  • The final decision on admissions rests with the course convenor.
  • Students may be interviewed in the course of the application process.
  • All offers made will be conditional on the student passing the academic year in which they apply.

Closing date

5pm, 1st March.