Applications to study will be considered from post 2nd/3rd/4th year medical students for an iBSc or post 3rd/4th year for an MSc (or equivalent undergraduate award in UK/EU countries) who have passed all years to date. This includes those who have previously undertaken an undergraduate degree unless that course was itself an intercalated degree. Students must have passed their current year to take up an offer of a place on an intercalated programme.
Approximately 25 - 30 places at external medical schools will be available to post 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Queen Mary students.
Please note all Queen Mary students must receive full written permission from the School of Medicine and Dentistry before they are permitted to intercalate. Full permission will be sent to students by the intercalated degrees administrator after the application period has ended in April/May 2023. Any prior permission should be considered provisional and liable to change until this has been received.
There are 9 intercalated BSc courses available at QMUL London campus:
In addition, 20 masters (MSc) degrees have been identified as suitable for intercalation:
There is now a formalised process for taking up masters degrees (MSc) during your intercalating year. However, it should be noted that these are extremely challenging degrees. As masters degrees are not necessarily just for intercalating students, you may find yourselves on courses with fellow students who have vocational experience as well as an academic interest in their field of study. The standard therefore is high. Only MSc degrees advertised as suitable for intercalation should be considered. All degrees in this range have been adapted for intercalation.
The minimum entry requirement for our MSc degrees will be 360 credits i.e. at least three years study on the MBBS/BDS course.
Also, the School will require written evidence that all academic assessment on an external masters course is to be completed prior to your return to the MBBS/BDS course so that student progression on the MBBS/BDS programme is not compromised by the intercalating year.
Students should also consider that, as master degrees are of 12 months duration, students requiring resits and /or retakes will only be permitted to do so at the discretion of the Dean for Education. Should a student fail an MSc degree, the student would require approval for an interruption of studies of the MBBS/BDS, for the MSc degree to be retaken. The rejection by a student of taking the year again would mean a failed MSc, but no further consequences for the MBBS/BDS.
Students wishing to intercalate onto our MSc programmes from other countries than the UK may apply. Applications will be assessed by postgraduate admissions to ensure that the equivalency of a UK BSc i.e at least 3 years, with sufficient credits at the appropriate academic level as set out by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, would be attained before intercalation. The usual procedures for application will also apply.
You may also be interested in our MB PhD programme, which is designed for medical students, who are interested in clinical academic careers. You would join this 3-year programme after the third year of your MBBS Medicine degree to undertake a research-based PhD before returning to complete your MBBS degree. For more details visit the MB PhD web page or contact Cleo Bishop (email@example.com)
Note, offered courses may change ahead of the 2024 application period.
Dr Rosalin BonettaMalta lead for Intercalated Degreesr.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jurgen GroetHead of Intercalated Degreesj.email@example.com
Visit the Queen Mary campus webpage on intercalated degrees for further information.