Intercalated BSc in Health Sciences

The BSc in Health Sciences is an intercalated degree providing medical undergraduate students with the opportunity to study the underlying scientific basis of disease and how this can transform clinical practice.

Using an integrated approach, students will learn how research discoveries at the bench can turn into bedside practice in a broad range of systems including musculoskeletal disease, metabolic disorders, renal medicine, cardiology, respiratory medicine and neuroscience.

The programme aims to equip future clinicians with skills to understand, critique and undertake medical research in the 21st century.

Programme structure and assessment information

Teaching in an internationally competitive research environment

The programme is tailored specifically to undergraduate medical students who wish to intercalate and we welcome applications from medical students from all UK universities.

Teaching is research-led and conducted in a small groups using lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops across the University, including the Dorothy Hodgkin Building and Southmead Hospital’s Learning and Research Building.

The programme comprises six units, including a research project over the academic year.

An opportunity to undertake basic or clinical research

Students will undertake supervised research projects in the world-class laboratories of the University of Bristol and Bristol Hospitals. Example of research projects offered in 2014/15.

Find out more about the school's world class translational research.

How to apply

Find out more about intercalated degrees at Bristol and how to apply.

The course has given me an insight into a world of medical research I never even knew existed. It combines studying a different aspect of medicine with a slightly more relaxed environment than Years 1 and 2.

Ian Todner (2014/15)
Congratulations to all of our students who graduated in 2017. We had a fantastic year with you and wish you all the best for the future! Congratulations to our prize winners James Larke, who won the prize for best student, and Phoebe Cope who was awarded the prize for best dissertation alongside James Larke.

Contacts

General enquiries

bsc-in-health-sciences@bristol.ac.uk

Programme directors

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