Intercalated BSc in Clinical Sciences

The BSc in Clinical Sciences (formerly known as Health Sciences) is an intercalated degree providing medical, veterinary and dental 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, vets and dentists with skills to understand, critique and undertake biomedical 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, veterinary and dental 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.

Details of recent research projects

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.

I thoroughly enjoyed my BSc, the subject matter was interesting, varied and gave me an excellent understanding of how research contributes to the continual advancements being achieved in animal and human health.

Sara Hillyer (2016/17)
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.


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