Taught course

Intercalated Medical Education

Queen Mary, University of London · Institute of Health Sciences Education

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 or dental 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
This programme is not available to veterinary students.

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our intercalated BSc in Medical Education gives current medical students the opportunity to achieve an additional degree in this specialist field.

You’ll gain skills in education which you’ll later apply with patients and colleagues in your practice. You’ll develop practical teaching skills and gain a solid understanding of educational theory: how memory works, how groups learn, what factors affect success, how professionalism develops, and how to assess knowledge and skills.

As well as turning you into a confident teacher, the programme will prepare you to design and run modules and assessments, and to understand mechanisms of quality assurance.

You’ll undertake a year-long module in research methods which includes attendance at the Researching Medical Education conference. A supervised individual research project puts into practice what you’ve learnt.

All students submit poster abstracts to the Association for Medical Education in Europe summer conference, with around two-thirds of these accepted each year.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Institute of Health Science Education
+44 20 7882 7085