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Physiology iBSc

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Our one-year intercalated Physiology BSc will give you the opportunity to explore the field of physiology, learning from world-renowned experts in a range of research fields, including cardiovascular biology, endocrinology, human physiology and regenerative medicine. There is a strong emphasis on understanding the pathophysiology of disease processes such as asthma, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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

Key benefits:

  • Research training that leads to an individual project

  • One-year course leading to an intercalated BSc

  • Teaching by experts in the field

Key information

UCAS code N/A

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 Department of Physiology School of Basic & Medical Biosciences



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Course detail


This intercalated Physiology BSc is a flexible course comprising a series of taught modules and a project module. Our taught optional modules are designed to help you to develop your independent thinking and learning, and to work in a fully self-motivated manner. The heart of your course is a project-based module, which will give you a taste of research at a high level. We will encourage you to attend lectures by distinguished external speakers, which we organise in recognition of famous King’s Physiologists, such as Peter Baker, William Halliburton and Robert McDowall. 


Our required modules are project based, so they will focus more on lab work, seminars and self-study more than lectures. Our optional modules will use a variety of these methods.

Project-Based Modules



Seminars & Tutorials




Practicals/ Lab Work




Research Project in Physiology 







Project Design in Physiology






Library Project in Physiology








Optional Modules



Seminars & Tutorials




Practicals/ Lab Work




Endocrinology of Diabetes 




Extreme Physiology






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 essays, lab reports or oral presentations. Coursework contributes approximately 30-40% and examinations approximately70-60% to your final mark, depending on your choice of modules.

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


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

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

View a full list of intercalated courses.




Year 1

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

Required Modules

You are required to take one of the following modules:

  • Research Project in Physiology (45 credits)

  • Project Design in Physiology (30 credits)

  • Physiology Year 3 Library Project (15 credits)

Optional Modules

Take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120. This must include a minimum of 75 credits in Physiology modules (including the project module), chosen from a range of optional modules which may typically include:

  • Cell Physiology (15 credits)

  • Muscle (15 credits)

  • Reproductive Physiology (15 credits)

  • Neuroendocrinology (15 credits)

  • Vascular Physiology (30 credits)

  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control (30 credits)

  • Biology of Lung Disease (15 credits)

  • Extreme Physiology (30 credits)

  • Endocrinology of Diabetes (15 credits)

  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine (15 credits) 

  • You may also take a language module

Please note that some modules with a high practical component are capped, which means that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who select that particular module.

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

Entry requirements


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 costs, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Alternative venue examination fees

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 

  • College approved calculator for exams (Casio fx83 or fx85)

  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions

  • Graduation costs

  • Library fees and fines 

  • Personal photocopies 

  • Printing course handouts 

  • Society membership fees 

  • Stationery 

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please see the Intercalated BSc Fees & Funding page.

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