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Women's Health iBSc

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Our Women’s Health Intercalated BSc will provide you with insight into current research topics and appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology, as well as the related fields of assisted conception, stem cell research, women’s mental health and paediatrics. It will give you an understanding of common disease processes in pregnancy and the early- life origins of health and disease, and underline the importance of hypothesis testing by efficient experimental design.

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


  • Research training in the field of women’s health.

  • Opportunity to experience both clinical and laboratory research.

  • 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 School of Life Course Sciences



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Course detail


The objective of this one-year intercalated degree course is to give you an insight into current research topics and develop appropriate research techniques in obstetrics and reproductive physiology and the related fields of assisted conception and stem cell research. It will provide you with a strong scientific foundation for a future career in reproductive and women’s health or in clinical research, and an understanding of the research background of evidence-based medicine. You will share some of your teaching modules with the third year of the Medical Physiology BSc course, and will undertake a 45-credit research project in Women & Children’s Health research.

The aims of our course include:

  • To give you a broad understanding of matters of current social and ethical concern surrounding maternity and childbirth.
  • To deepen your appreciation of common problems in obstetrics in contemporary societies and to explore the ways these are managed.
  • To equip you with the core technical skills necessary to engage with the key debates in the field of obstetrics research, policy and ethics.
  • To develop the skills you will need for successful multi-disciplinary,multi-professional and multi-agency work and research in women’s health.
  • To develop your written and oral presentation skills in the communication of scientific literature and to instill a critical approach tothe reading of biomedical research papers.
  • To provide practical experience in the techniques used in physiology and to equip you with the skills to progressto postgraduate study.
  • To enable you to attain a level of competence in the design and execution of a research project appropriate to H level standard and to reinforce a basic understanding of the importance of experimental design and statistical analysis. 


We will teach you through a combination of lectures and seminars, and we expect you undertake a significant amount of self-study to compliment this. Only the Maternal & Fetal Health Research Project will involve lab work.



Seminars & tutorials

Practical/ Lab work

Private Study


Maternal and Fetal Health Research Project






Reproductive Physiology






Assisted Conception






Introduction to Stem Cells






Introduction to Regenerative Medicine






Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control






Vascular Physiology






Perinatal Mental Health


Women and Children's Global Health
















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 written examinations, essays/ reports and oral presentations, and will vary depending on the modules chosen.


This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London 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.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England

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Year 1


This is a one-year course based on a combination of required and optional modules. You will study modules to a total of 120 credits.



Required Modules
You are required to take:
  • Maternal and Fetal Health Research Project (45 credits)

  • Reproductive Physiology (15 credits)

  • Assisted Conception (15 credits)

  • Perinantal Mental Health (15 credits)
Optional Modules
Take sufficient credits to bring your total for the year to 120, from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:
  • Introduction to Stem Cells (15 credits) – this is a Level 5 module
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine (15 credits) – Introduction to Stem Cells is a pre-requisite for this module
  • Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control (30 credits)
  • Vascular Physiology (30 credits)
  • Birth Defects (15 credits)
  • Women and Children’s Global Health
  • Any modules offered in the School of Bioscience Education, subject to timetabling and approvals

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 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/expenses

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 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

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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