Taught course

Intercalated Sports and Exercise Medicine

Queen Mary, University of London · William Harvey Research Institute

Entry requirements

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

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

You must have shown satisfactory performance in, and completion of, all student-selected components (SSCs).

Dental students
This programme is not available to dental students.

Veterinary students
This programme is not available to veterinary students.

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 Sports and Exercise Medicine is an exciting, evidence-based programme that gives current medical students the chance to achieve an additional degree in this specialist field in just one year.

With growing interest in sports and leisure activities, together with the problems of obesity and chronic disease, there’s increasing recognition of the importance of treating injuries and preventing illness through exercise.

You'll gain the knowledge and skills to assess sports injuries and understand relevant treatment options, and a solid understanding of the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise. Taught modules cover detailed musculoskeletal anatomy, medical problems in sport, exercise as a health tool, biomechanics and injury rehabilitation.

We place a strong emphasis on paper and quasi-experimental research, with students undertaking both a systematic review and a full research project. Many of our students publish their work in research journals and present at national and international conferences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

William Harvey Research Institute
+44 20 7882 5011