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Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology BSc (Intercalated) iBSc

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The Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology Intercalated BSc offers students already on medical degree courses the opportunity to achieve an additional specialist degree in just one year. The course will help you to develop critical scientific research skills, and gain knowledge of a diverse range of anatomy-related fields. These include developmental biology, cell/cycle regulations, neural mechanisms, psychology and behavioural science, which reflect the teaching strengths of the department.

Find out more information on our Intercalated BSc pages.

Key benefits:

  • One-year course leading to intercalated BSc

  • Strong focus on scientific research skills

  • Europe's largest centre for medical and professional healthcare education

  • Teaching by internationally renowned scientists and researchers

Key information

UCAS code Apply direct to King's

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Course accreditations N/A

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department Department of Anatomy School of Basic & Medical Biosciences



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Course detail


The Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology Intercalated BSc course will provide you with a great deal of flexibility and freedom to choose modules that reflect your interests, under guidance from our staff to ensure that your choices form a coherent programme of study.

The course offers a wide choice of taught units, including advanced human anatomy, biology of cancer, developmental neurobiology and psychology/behavioural science. You are also required to complete a compulsory research project, either library-based or experimental, based on topics that reflect the research strengths and interests of the department.  This requirement means that you will acquire valuable research skills, as well as opportunities to develop specialist knowledge in general anatomy and related fields which will be of benefit in any medical career.


You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical work. The course also requires a significant element of self-study.



Seminars and Tutorials

Practical/lab work

Private study



Experimental Project in Anatomy,
Developmental & Human Biology

- - 340  110  -

Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology
Library Project

- - -

Data Collection & Analysis
Projects in Surgical Sciences & Anatomy

- - 220  80  -
15 credit optional modules 110  taught in total - - 40 Variable
30 credit optional modules 220  taught in total - - 80  Variable


Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.


Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include seminars, presentations, essays, practical write ups and written examinations. Coursework contributes approximately 30-40% and examinations approximately 60-70%% to your final mark.


Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.  


This course is primarily taught at our King’s College London Guy’s and Waterloo Campuses, both on the South Bank of the Thames, putting you at the heart of everything London has to offer in terms of academic resources and also close to its social and entertainment attractions.


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.


Required Modules

 You are required to complete a research project, either library-based or experimental, from the following options:

  • Experimental Project in Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology (45 credits)

  • Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology Library Project (15 credits)

  • Data Collection & Analysis Projects in Surgical Sciences & Anatomy (30 credits)

Optional Modules

Take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120, including at least 75 credits from modules marked with *, from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Psychology (level 5) (15 credits)*

  • Emergence of Vertebrate Form & Function (level 5) (15 credits)*

  • Biology of Cancer (30 credits)*

  • Developmental Neurobiology (30 credits)*

  • Cellular Basis of Disease (15 credits)*

  • Head & Neck - Anatomy, Development & Evolution (15 credits)*

  • Laboratory Research project in Neuroscience (restricted to students taking Developmental Neurobiology & Principles of Neurobiological Research) (45 credits)

  • Experimental Developmental Biology (15 credits)*

  • Mechanisms of Development (30 credits)*

  • Advanced Human Anatomy (30 credits)*

  • Behavioural Science (15 credits)*

  • Surgical Sciences (30 credits)*

  • Birth Defects (15 credits)

Please note: students can only take one of the Level 5 modules from the list above. It is also possible to take taught modules offered by other courses where they form a coherent course of study.

Entry requirements


Required subjects

This BSc accepts Medical, Dental and veterinary students

Further information and other requirements

Please see the Intercalated BSc Entry Requirements page.

Selection procedure

Application deadline

King's students:  27th January 2020 
Non-King's students: 2nd March 2020  

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £26,700 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.


Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies

  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions

  • Library fees and fines

  • Personal photocopies

  • Printing course handouts

  • Society membership fees

  • Stationery

  • Graduation costs

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

  • Alternative venue examination fees

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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