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Endocrinology: Clinical & Molecular iBSc

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The Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology iBSc course is designed for medical students who have completed a minimum of two years of their MBBS course. The course is an ideal foundation for students who wish to specialise in endocrinology or related fields.

For more information, including details on how to apply, see our Intercalated BSc pages.

Key benefits:

  • The course covers fundamental diabetics and lipid metabolism as well as endocrinology

  • You will explore current trends and cutting- edge research working alongside international experts at a leading research institution

  • Taught by internationally renowned scientists and researchers

  • Graduates have been published as a result of their BSc project, and some have gone on to present their research at conferences

Key information

UCAS code Apply direct to King's

Duration One year

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King’s College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences



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Course detail


The Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology iBSc degree is a one-year study course comprising two required modules and a research project, which together total 120 credits:


  • Diabetes & Lipid Metabolism, which covers the metabolic and clinical aspects of the condition and research techniques used in the study of diabetes and endocrinology.

  • Endocrinology, which includes the pituitary, reproductive endocrinology, the thyroid, calcium metabolism and metabolic bone disease, hypertension, endocrine investigation and adrenal and steroid hormones.

  • Research project – you will initially spend one day a week working on the thesis, followed by a further eight weeks of full-time study towards the end of the course. There are approximately 20 places available for laboratory projects each year.


The following table gives an idea of the contact and self-study time allocation you might expect from a typical academic year: 




Seminars & tutorials


Practicals/lab work


Private study




Diabetics & Lipid Metabolism







Research Project






Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.  You will study 120 credits during the academic year, which equates to approximately 1,200 theoretical hours of learning.


Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written coursework, oral presentations/discussion, written exams. Coursework contributes approximately 35% and examinations approximately 65% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.


This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Waterloo Campuses and King’s College London Hospital.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Regulating body

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

See our full list of intercalated courses here.

For details of how to apply click here.


Year 1

This is a one-year course. Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.


Required Modules
  • Diabetics & Lipid Metabolism (30 credits)

  • Endocrinology (45 credits)

  • Research Project in Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology (45 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest that you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Optional Modules
  •  There are no optional modules on this course.

Entry requirements


Required subjects



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 2020-2021 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 2020/21 (September 2020) 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 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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

  • 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.

Career prospects

This BSc could be useful if the candidate would like to further specialise in Diabetes and Endocrinology and as a first step into research and academia.


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