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Intercalated BSc

An intercalated BSc (iBSc) degree gives you the opportunity to explore an aspect of medical or dental studies in much greater detail and to gain an iBSc qualification in just one year. Typically, intercalated subjects require you to examine current research and to conduct an experimental project of your own, deepening your knowledge and adding to your portfolio of skills.

As a student on an undergraduate Medical, Dental or Veterinary programme, either at King’s or another institution, you have the opportunity to leverage the foundation stages of your current degree with an additional year of intensive study to achieve an iBSc. An intercalated degree is an excellent means of both confirming and demonstrating your interest in areas of speciality that you may choose to target later in your career.

 

Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology

Anatomy video

Overview of the course

Listen to Dr David Parry present an overview of the Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology iBSc.

Cardiovascular Medicine (new for 2022)

 

Global Health

Global Health

Global Health iBSc

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Healthcare Management

  

Imaging Sciences

Imaging Sciences

Imaging Sciences iBSc

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Infectious Disease, Autoimmunity and Immunotherapies (new for 2022)

  

Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics iBSc

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Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Neuroscience iBSc

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Pharmacology

Pharmacology

Pharmacology

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Physiology

Physiology

Physiology iBSc

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Primary Care

Primary Care

Primary Care iBSc

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Psychology

Psychology

Psychology iBSc

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Regenerative Medicine & Innovation Technology

  

Women’s Health

Women's Health

Women’s Health iBSc

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How to apply

Applications are made online. To apply, you'll need to register for our online application system King's Apply where you can submit your application online. . Please see the entry requirements on the course pages before making your application.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in their first choice will automatically be put forward for consideration to their second choice, if this has been indicated in the personal statement. Where it is not possible to accommodate applicants on their first or second choice and where the application is otherwise competitive, wherever possible we will look to accommodate applicants on one of our other programmes with available places.

Please note, external applications will only be considered from students studying at institutions in the UK or Ireland.

Important information for student visa holders:

Under the requirements of UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), students visa holders who wish to add an intercalated programme will need to extend their visa. Internal students can request this via Student Services Online.

To process your application, we will need...

1. An academic reference from your School or University.

2. A transcript of all marks achieved so far, including any mid-sessional marks from the current year.

3. Written approval from your University permitting you to intercalate at King’s. (Provisional permission, normally subject to you passing the current year of study, is acceptable). We reserve the right not to consider your application until we have confirmation of that permission.

4. A copy of your sponsor letter (e.g. Student Finance England or NHS Bursary Notification of Award letter) or tuition fee invoice for the current academic year.

5. A relevant personal statement which also indicates your second choice of programme, if applicable.

We cannot process applications without this information.

All offers of a place on an intercalated BSc programme at King's College London are conditional on you successfully completing all elements of your current year of study at the first attempt.

To confirm successful completion of all elements please submit an official academic transcript via King’s Apply by the deadline in your offer.

Upon receipt of this transcript your offer will become unconditional.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the King's Admissions Team via your King’s Apply portal account.

11 October 2021: Applications open for 2022 entry

26 January 2022: Applications close for internal students

2 March 2022: Applications close for external students

26 August 2022: Deadline to submit your transcript via King’s Apply. Applicants will need to confirm they have successfully completed their current year of study to the King's Admissions Team.

  

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants can only submit one application but should express a second choice programme in their personal statement.

For students applying to King's from another university:

There is no set format, template or length for your academic reference although different institutions may have their own local templates.

In general the letter should:

- Be from your personal tutor or another member of academic staff who knows you well
- Be provided on letter headed paper
- Include the full name and signature of your referee
- Comment on your progress so far during your studies, any outstanding achievements and other qualities that the referee considers relevant (for example your attitude towards colleagues, interest in a particular area of study, extracurricular activities etc).

Admittance to an intercalated BSc programme only guarantees a place on modules that are core to that programme. Optional modules and research projects may have limited places and be subject to additional selection criteria.

Where you have been granted replacement examinations due to mitigating circumstances and receive the results from the replacement exam prior to the deadline in your offer your offer will remain. If you are required to repeat the year you would need to re-apply for the intercalated BSc the following year.

Although offers are conditional on passing all elements of your current year of study at the first attempt, we may still be able to consider you for a place on the programme if you have resat and passed at the second attempt by the deadline in your offer. This will be at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor for the programme and will be dependent upon vacancies available. You should still send us your results by the deadline in your offer so that this can be referred to the Admissions Tutor for review. If you had any mitigating circumstances relating to the resits please inform the Admissions team via King’s Apply so that this can be taken into account.

Unfortunately we can only accept applications from students who are studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Sciences in the UK or Ireland.

Yes, you may still apply. However, if your home institution will not grant you permission to intercalate we reserve the right not to consider your application until permission has been granted. This may affect your chances of getting a place on your chosen programme. As soon as you receive permission please send this to the Admissions team via King’s Apply.

 

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