University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a World Top 100 University. You’ll be taught by leading scientists and clinicians who directly inform the curriculum from their new and exciting research. With state-of-the-art clinical facilities and infrastructure, we promote an environment that encourages and advances research with real-world impact. At Leeds, we want to help aspiring students tap into their potential. We are committed to attracting future leading researchers, like you.

Home to our tight-knit community of students from around the world, the Leeds campus offers a warm welcome and boasts superb extra-curricular opportunities. Along-side our stimulating academic environment, you’ll also have the chance to expand your personal interests and to sample life in a dynamic and diverse city.

Intercalating is your chance to discover what interests you both personally and professionally. It’s an opportunity to take stock, look beyond the core medical curriculum and turn your attention to specialist skills and topics. Intercalating in Pharmacology in Relation to Medicine is an investment in your future career. With us, you will develop the transferable skills you need to help you complete your medical degree, and enter your chosen field.

Our Course

This course takes intercalating medical students to honours degree level in pharmacology. It will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of pharmacology – possibly the area of study most frequently referred to during clinical practice. You will also gain insight into the clinical research needed before compounds can be used as therapeutic agents. Specifically, by the end of the course you should be able to:

  • describe the mode of action, adverse effects and therapeutic use of commonly prescribed drugs
  • explain how research techniques can be applied to pharmacology
  • discuss a limited number of pharmacological topics at current research level
  • demonstrate practical skills learnt during individual bench work and have gained further experience in group tasks
  • outline how clinical trials are organised and conducted, and
  • demonstrate enhanced problem solving abilities and self-help attitudes to learning.


Closing Date

Midnight Sunday 22nd January 2023