University College London

Our iBSc in Women’s Health has been designed in response to a demand from the undergraduate medical community for a programme specifically dedicated to women’s health. It offers a unique insight into maternal, fetal and neonatal health, reproductive health and women’s cancer, and provides clinical and academic opportunities across the breadth of the Institute for Women’s Health.

Our programme is distinct from but complementary to the core UCL clinical curricula for obstetrics and gynaecology and is also available to external applicants from other UK medical schools. The programme will enhance your experience by enabling a wider understanding of issues affecting healthcare for women and babies. You will be able to develop a broad knowledge base around cross-cutting themes relating to women’s health – including ethics and law, global health, research methodology, development of new technologies, service delivery, and patient and public engagement.

Teaching and support is delivered by experts at the Institute, through a blend of face-to-face and online academic learning, alongside practical learning opportunities and independent research work in a clinical or laboratory setting. Through assessments and learning activities across the programme, you will develop a range of key skills, including data collection, critical appraisal, analysis, interpretation, academic writing, oral presentation, communication and peer assessment skills.

The programme experience is designed to inspire you to specialize in women’s health after you complete your MBBS clinical training, but also teaches valuable generic skills and explores overarching themes that will be relevant to whichever branch of medicine you choose to pursue.

Entry requirements

You must be:

  • enrolled on a UK MBBS course.
  • successfully completed or about to complete 2 years of a UK MBBS course. If you are currently in your second year of study and you are successful in getting a place to study with us, a condition of your offer will be to pass your 2nd year of study.
  • It is at the discretion of individual iBSc programmes if they wish to accept students where they have completed more than two years of MBBS training. If you are made an offer, then successfully passing your current year of study will be made a condition of offer.
  • hold GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5.
  • have achieved a minimum of ABB in your A levels or equivalent.

Closing date

Applications for external students will open in February and close at the end of March.