University of Exeter

Molecular and cellular biology is one of the most fast-moving and important areas of biomedical research. Major human diseases such as cancer, inflammation, and pathogen infections are all fundamentally diseases of cells, and without a thorough understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie each disorder, directed therapeutic intervention is impossible. In this one year intercalated Molecular and Cellular Science programme, you will develop a molecular understanding of cell function and behaviour that complements your BMBS studies and allows you to gain an appreciation for the core biological science that underpins clinical practice.

The programme provides access to our specialist modules delivered to students in the second or final year of our three year undergraduate programmes, and module availability closely reflects the research strengths of Biosciences academics. Many modules are seminar-based, and these 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. The overall programme offers an innovative-approach to learning that includes supportive small-group learning; lectures, and interactive seminars alongside a tutorial programme designed to give you the skills you need to succeed in your degree.

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.