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Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the MBBS, GEP and BDS programmes at Barts and the London may intercalate a BSc honours degree of one year's duration on successful completion of either two, three or four years study (two or three years of study for GEP applicants).

Approximately 20 – 25 internal applicants will be permitted to intercalate at external medical schools.

The School will run a range of masters degrees for MBBS and BDS students. All degrees in this range have been adapted for intercalation.

The minimum entry requirement for our MSc degrees will be 360 credits i.e. at least three years study on the MBBS/BDS/Veterinary course. Applicants will have to demonstrate successful completion of all assessed work at their first attempt.

Important dates

Intercalated Degrees Science fair:

11:00 – 13:00, Friday 19 January 2018 in the Old Library, Garrod Building, Turner Street, Whitechapel, E1 2AD

Closing date for applications: 12:00pm (midday) Monday 5 February 2018

Interview period: February to April 2018

Notification of offers: May 2018

BSc Admission procedures for QMUL students

In order to ensure a fair and transparent means of selecting students for each course a system based on a combination of exam results and interview performance has been set up. The exam results (which include end of year written exams and in-course assessments) used for this assessment are as follows:

  • Years 1, 2 and 3 for 5 year MBBS or BDS students intercalating after 4 years
  • Years 1 and 2 for 5 year MBBS or BDS students intercalating after 3 years
  • Year 1 for 5 year MBBS or BDS students intercalating after 2 years
  • Years 1 and 2 for GEP students intercalating after 3 years
  • Year 1 for GEP students intercalating after 2 years.

* Please note that applicants for Sports & Exercise Medicine must have completed a minimum of 3 years of the MBBS or BDS programme. Applicants for Pre-Hospital Medicine must have completed a minimum of 3 years of the MBBS programme.

Although this may seem rather complex, student feedback suggests that it is seen as fair.

Before applying for an intercalated degree, all students must meet the academic criteria agreed by the School of Medicine and Dentistry.

BSc Applications for Internal Students

Medical and dental students studying at Barts should complete an application form available on MySIS (log onto MySIS) and submit this together with a CV by midday on 5 February 2018.

Only those students eligible to intercalate will be able to access the application form.

Please note dental students can now apply online via their MySIS portal and do not need to complete the application form for external students as in previous years.

If you applied unsuccessfully for an intercalated degree last year, as a second or third year student, you may, if you wish, indicate on this year's form that you did so. The selectors may take this into account when you are interviewed. 

Please note that the online application process will not go live until 16:00 on Friday 19 January 2018

BSc Applications for External Students

Please click here to apply: Application form for external students

Applications from students attending other medical or dental schools are welcome. In general the procedure is similar to that for our own students. If you undertake an intercalated degree at Barts and The London you will be part of the college for a year and will benefit from the same amenities as our students. In the first instance prospective applicants from external medical schools can contact Leonie Davidson. The application form can be found in the link above.

Applicants should make 3 choices in order of preference. If any of these is an MSc degree please make that clear on the form.

Applicants electing to study an MSc must in addition apply directly to the MSc course(s) of choice using the QMUL Postgraduate Taught Course online application process here.

What to include with your application form

External students should submit one electronic application form including documentation listed below:

  • your CV
  • a transcript of your results to date
  • a letter from a Tutor or Dean in your own school which makes it clear that you have been given permission to intercalate at Barts and The London
  • evidence of the level of fees you are paying at your home university

MSc Applications

All applicants electing to study an MSc must apply directly to the MSc course(s) of choice using the QMUL Postgraduate Taught Course online application process here.

(If you wish to apply for a masters degree, it is advised to make a choice of both intercalated BSc and MSc degrees as places on MSc degrees are very limited).

Students applying to take up an MSc during intercalation can still only make three choices: i.e. 2 MSc applications plus 1 BSc or 1 MSc and 2 BSc applications

               Please note your MSc application will be considered as your first choice

Intercalating externally

As in previous years external study is limited, in keeping with QMUL policy. The policy applies to all applicants irrespective of whether the choice is to intercalate externally a BSc or an MSc degree. Decision will be based purely on academic ranking and interview as described elsewhere on this webpage. 

Internal applicants electing to study either a BSc or an MSc external to Barts and QMUL should apply to study EXTERNALLY via MySIS. You will then go through the interview process to gain full permission to intercalate externally. 

Interviews and offers

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview between late February and early April and initial offers of places will be made in May. Those students who are not offered a place on their first choice course may sometimes be offered an interview for their second or lower choice course. Students whose first choice is an external course, will also be interviewed by their first internal choice, where this is applicable.

All offers will be decided centrally via the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Individual degree programmes may recommend your application to the School however they are not able to release any offers. Any such offer from them is considered provisional only.

Selection Criteria & Guidelines may be found here.

Timetable

The timing of the taught units and projects will depend on which course you choose. Please see the individual course pages for more details.

Term dates

The official term dates for QMUL may be found here.

(IMPORTANT. These are official QMUL dates. Exact dates for intercalated courses to be announced. Also, please check with individual course organizers for exact dates (starting, finishing, exams and vacations) pertaining to each course. These may differ from the announced dates, especially around Easter)

  • Semester 1: 17 September - 14 December 2018
  • Semester 2: 7 January - 29 March 2019 (Bank holidays: 19 and 22 April 2019)
  • Semester 3 - examination period: 23 April - 7 June 2019 (Bank holidays: 6 and 27 May 2019)
  • Graduation: Mid to late July 2019 (Exact dates to be confirmed)

Please note that the Christmas and Easter breaks are the same as those for non-intercalating medical students.

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