Research course

Health Sciences Research

University of Bristol · Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Applicants intercalating from the professional programmes of medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences will need to have successfully completed year three before they will be considered for this programme. Graduates of these professional programmes are eligible to apply and would normally be expected to have graduated with good grades (at least 60%) and a high ranking in their class. Graduates in a biological or related science or medical subject will normally be expected to hold an upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide you with a firm foundation in biomedical research by enhancing your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the scientific method and practical experience in an area related to your interests. Taught units provide intensive training in research methodology, experimental design, statistical analyses and data interpretation. Skills training in verbal and written communication is also emphasised.

The core of the programme is an eight-month research project, conducted within one of the University of Bristol's internationally recognised research groups in either the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. Opportunities will be available in laboratory or clinical-based investigations.

The programme is suitable for medical, dental and veterinary students interested in pursuing a research-intensive intercalation option after three years of study. It is also suitable for graduates in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and bioscience subjects who wish to develop their research skills.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Domingo Tortonese (Programme Director)
+44 (0) 117 928 8332