Taught course

Intercalated Experimental Pathology

Queen Mary, University of London · Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science

Entry requirements

Intercalated degrees are for undergraduate students currently enrolled in the MBBS or BDS programmes at Barts and the London, or at another medical, dental or veterinary school.

Medical students
You must have completed 2, 3 or 4 years of the MBBS course (1 or 2 years of a graduate entry programme) and passed all years to date.

Dental students
You must have completed 2, 3 or 4 years of the BDS course and passed all years to date. You must also have completed all continuous assessment and have satisfactory annual progress reviews.

Veterinary students
Veterinary students are welcome to apply.

All students
Satisfactory performance in, and completion of, all student-selected components (SSCs).

Students who meet the criteria will be asked to attend an interview.

Where there is competition for places, students will be ranked on their exam results to date and their interview performance.

How to apply

See full information on how to apply for intercalated degrees.

Non-UK students

Students from the UK and overseas are welcome to apply for our intercalated degrees.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Our intercalated BSc in Experimental Pathology gives students already taking a medical or dental degree the chance to achieve an additional degree in this specialist field in just one year.

The programme is ideal if you want to specialise in the study of disease. It's designed to give you a thorough grounding in specific areas of experimental pathology, covering some of the major diseases of the modern world – from cardiovascular, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases to cancer and haematological disorders.

Teaching emphasises the importance of research and experimentation, and how the latest technological innovations can benefit patients. Core modules include experimental neuropathology, cardiovascular pathophysiology and cancer, with a range of option modules including the science of biocompatibility and experimental haematology.

You'll undertake your own original research project under supervision over a six-month period, which will allow you to think creatively and develop skills such as work planning, forming hypotheses and analysing data.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • iBSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Blizard Institute
+44 20 7882 2271