Intercalation

The School welcomes all intercalating medical, dental and vet students on to our courses in Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiological Sciences.

Specific information about intercalated degrees within this school is below. Find out more about intercalated degrees at Bristol and how to apply.

Application deadline

Friday 10th February 2017.

Entry requirements

There are no official entry requirements for external intercalators. Applications are judged on academic performance in your medical course up to the time of the application.

We expect to only offer places to candidates whose average performance is over 60 per cent (or equivalent if based on other mark scales).

Entry to all courses requires:

  • An outline of the teaching that demonstrates an appropriate background to intercalation in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or Physiological Science;
  • strong references.

Places are dependent on availability and the number of places varies each year.

Course structure

Please see the tables below for an outline of the intercalation course structure for each of our programmes.

Neuroscience

Intercalation course structure for Neuroscience
Units (totaling 120 credit points)Credit points (CP)ComponentsMark allocation
Concepts and skills (mandatory) 20 CP (16.66%) Experimental Design and Statistics 6.6%
Library Project 6.6%
Public Engagement with Science 3.3%
Research project* (mandatory) 40 CP (33.33%) Project Review (Essay & Abstract) 6.7%
Dissertation 20%
Project Talk 3.3%
Supervisor's Assessment 3.3%

Optional Units**

You may take one of these units with the above 

options subject to timetabling constraints

20 CP (16.66%) Synaptic Plasticity or Sensational Neuroscience 16.66%
Molecular Neuroscience or Neuroscience of Pain or Future of Molecular Medicine 16.66%
Neurological & Psychiatric Disorders or Brain & Behaviour 16.66%
The Heart in Health & Disease 16.66%
Cardiovascular System in Health & Disease 16.66%
Let's go with the flow, the urinary tract from beginning to end 16.66%
Pharmacology of ion channels and synaptic transmission 16.66%
Receptor signalling and non-drug therapies 16.66%
Pharmacology of the Nervous System 16.66%

* Note that several types of projects are available, including experimental, non-experimental (literature based) and teaching. You will be able to express a preference for individual projects, but we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to a particular project or project type.

** Note that you are able to express a preference for which optional units you would like to study, but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to take a particular optional unit if it is oversubscribed.

Find out more about the units for Neuroscience.

Pharmacology

Intercalation course structure for Pharmacology
Units (totaling 120 credit points)Credit points (CP)ComponentsMark allocation
Concepts and skills 20 CP (16.66%) Exam: Experimental Design and Statistics 10%
Figure interpretation 3.3%
Data analysis 3.3%
Pharmacology of ion channel and synaptic transmission 20 CP (16.66%) Essay / Data analysis / Figure interpretation 1.66%
Exam 15%
Receptor signaling and non-drug therapies 20 CP (16.66%) Essay / Data analysis / Figure interpretation 1.66%
Exam 15%
Pharmacology of the nervous system 20 CP (16.66%) Essay / Data analysis / Figure interpretation 1.66%
Exam 15%
Pharmacology Research Project* 40 CP (33.33%) Dissertation 30%
Poster 3.33%

Optional Units***

You may take one of these units with the above

options subject to timetabling constraints

20 CP (16.66%) Synaptic Plasticity 16.66%
Synaptic Cell Biology 16.66%
Brain and Behaviour 16.66%
Neuroscience of Pain 16.66%
New Horizons in Medicine 16.66%
Neurological and Psychiatric disorders (Unit 4D) 16.66%
Sensational Neuroscience 16.66%
The Heart in Health & Disease 16.66%
Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease 16.66%

Let's go with the flow, the urinary tract from beginning to end

16.66%

 

* Note that several types of projects are available, including experimental and non-experimental (literature based). You will be able to express a preference for individual projects, but we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to a particular project or project type.

Find out more about the units for Pharmacology.

Physiology

Intercalation course structure for Physiology
Units (totaling 120 credit points)Credit points (CP)ComponentsMark allocation
Concepts and skills (mandatory) 20 CP (16.66%) Experimental Design and Statistics 6.6%
Library Project 6.6%
Public Engagement with Science 3.3%
Research project* (mandatory) 40 CP (33.33%) Project Review (Essay & Abstract) 6.7%
Dissertation 20%
Project Talk 3.3%
Supervisor's Assessment 3.3%

Optional Units***

You may take one of these units with the above

options subject to timetabling constraints

20 CP (16.66%) Heart in Health and Disease or Sensational Neuroscience 16.66%
Neuroscience of Pain or Future of Molecular Medicine 16.66%
Cardiovascular Systems in Health and Disease or Brain Behaviour 16.66%
Pharmacology of ion channels and synaptic transmission 16.66%
Receptor signalling and non-drug therapies 16.66%
Pharmacology of the Nervous System 16.66%
Synaptic Plasticity 16.66%
Synaptic Cell Biology 16.66%
Neurological and Psychiatric disorders (Unit 4D) 16.66%

* Note that several types of projects are available, including experimental, non-experimental (literature based) and teaching. You will be able to express a preference for individual projects, but we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to a particular project or project type.

** Note that you are able to express a preference for which optional units you would like to study, but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to take a particular optional unit if it is oversubscribed.

Find out more about the units for Physiology.

How to apply

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

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