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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Nanchang programme

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences at Queen Mary and Nanchang University in China offer a joint degree in Biomedical Sciences / Clinical Biomedicine. 

Nanchang Graduation 2

In 2013, the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences at Queen Mary formed a partnership with Nanchang University in China to offer a joint degree in Biomedical Sciences / Clinical Biomedicine. The partnership is equal in every sense – students graduate with degrees from both Queen Mary and Nanchang University, and it operates by combining the academic expertise and educational cultures of two international institutions to create one jointly taught programme.

Key elements of the joint programme model

  • Students receive two separate degree awards – a degree in Clinical Biomedicine from Nanchang University, and a Biomedical Sciences BSc from Queen Mary – doubling the prestige and recognition of the degree.
  • Teaching is done entirely in English, preparing the students to work globally.
  • During the first three years of the programme, more than 50% of teaching is carried out by Queen Mary academics who use a ‘flying faculty’ model to teach in person. The final two years of the medical programme are taught entirely by Nanchang University.
  • Quality of the programme meets the requirements of regulatory bodies of both countries and where there is any discrepancy, the most stringent regulation is adhered to.

This partnership is part of a wider Queen Mary strategy of internationalisation and long-term commitment to working in China.

The Co-Director of the Nanchang programme at Queen Mary is Professor Peter Heathcote