University of Exeter

In this broad programme, you will be able to explore diverse aspects of the fundamental molecular and cellular biology that underpins many of our recent advances in the treatment of disease. You will have the opportunity to consider how drugs are discovered and subsequently modified to achieve a better therapeutic outcome, how the immune system protects itself again pathogens and how they in turn pathogens (bacterial and fungal) adapt and defend themselves in response to host defences and drug therapy. You will be able to examine how science is conducted through practical investigation and look at how science is communicated to both specialist and lay audiences. The programme provides access to our specialist modules delivered to students in the second or final year of our three-year undergraduate programmes. Many of these are seminar modules that provide valuable new perspectives to topics you may already have completed as part of your main programme of study, allowing you to explore complementary areas in greater detail.

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.