Intercalated BA Medical Humanities

We welcome all intercalating medical, dental and vet students from the University of Bristol or other universities to apply for the intercalated BA Medical Humanities.

Specific information about the intercalated BA Medical Humanities course is below. You can also read general information about intercalating at Bristol.

What is the intercalated BA in Medical Humanities?

This course, run jointly with the Department of English, is a one-year course focusing on the contribution of humanities to the accomplished practice of medicine and medical research.

Our aim is to produce better doctors: emotionally and cognitively intelligent, culturally aware and philosophically inquiring.

Read more about the course.

Studying in the Faculty of Arts

The learning culture in the Faculty of Arts is different to that of medical sciences. The intercalated BA Medical Humanities provides units which to give a real feel of the culture of the faculty as well as helping you to meet the challenges that come with this shift between disciplines.

Find out more about what support we offer you.

Oakhill Study Group

One of the ways we support you on the intercalated BA Medical Humanities course is through the Oakhill Study Group. The main aim of the group is to support you in relation to your main units and to help you place the experience of this year in the context of your past and future medical career.

Read more about the Oakhill Study Group.

Find out more

Find out more about intercalated degrees at Bristol.

How to apply

Find out how to apply, whether you are currently studying at the University of Bristol or elsewhere.

Video introduction to the course

A quick video-guide to the degree course from recent graduates’ on the iBAMH page at:

iBAMH_intro | Medicine 360


On some practical uses of the medical humanities.
Professor Femi Oyebode in conversation with Medicine360:

Part One
Part Two

Coming back to medicine, I felt rejuvenated; I had some new tools.

Katie Hall (MB ChB Medicine, University of Bristol)
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