King’s College London

Our Women’s Health Intercalated BSc will provide you with insight into current research topics and appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology, as well as the related fields of assisted conception and stem cell research. It will give you an understanding of common disease processes in pregnancy and the early- life origins of health and disease, and underline the importance of hypothesis testing by efficient experimental design.

For more information, including details on how to apply, see our Intercalated BSc pages.

  • Research training in the field of women’s health.
  • Opportunity to experience lab work.
  • One-year course leading to an intercalated BSc.
  • Teaching by experts in the field.


The objective of this one-year intercalated degree course is to give you an insight into current research topics and develop appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology and the related fields of assisted conception and stem cell research. It will provide you with a strong scientific foundation for a future career in reproductive and women’s health or in clinical research, and an understandingof the research background of evidence-based medicine. You will share some of your teaching modules with the third year of the Medical Physiology BSc course, and have the opportunity to undertake a 45-credit research project in obstetrics research.

The aims of our course include:

  • To give you a broad understanding of matters of current social and ethical concern surrounding maternity and childbirth.
  • To deepen your appreciation of common problems in obstetrics in contemporary societies and to explore the ways these are managed.
  • To equip you with the core technical skills necessary to engage with the key debates in the field of obstetrics research, policy and ethics.
  • To develop the skills you will need for successful multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and multi-agency work and research in women’s health.
  • To develop your written and oral presentation skills in the communication of scientific literature and to instil a critical approach to the reading of biomedical research papers.
  • To provide practical experience in the techniques used in physiology and to equip you with the skills to progress to postgraduate study.
  • To enable you to attain a level of competence in the design and execution of a research project appropriate to H level standard and to reinforce a basic understanding of the importance of experimental design and statistical analysis.

Entry requirements

External students must have first time passes for years 1 and 2 and all SSCs.

Closing date

King’s students:  27th January 2020
Non-King’s students: 2nd March 2020