• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award: BMSc (Hons)
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Already completed a three-year undergraduate medical degree? Learn about scientific method and communication, as well as cardiovascular and diabetes medicine.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

Dundee allows you to study in a friendly, responsive and student-centred environment. Our comparatively small size as a medical school works to your advantage: there is close integration of teaching and research activities, and our medical students are fully involved from an early stage in pioneering new approaches to teaching, clinical practice and research. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is the centre of many areas of pioneering research in cancer, keyhole surgery, heart disease, drug development, and medical education.

Students undertaking an intercalated BMSc are still central to the activities of the medical school. As well as the clinical environment you will experience cutting edge research led by world class researchers and clinicians.

Top-rated medical school

In the 2015 Guardian University Guide medical schools ranking we were ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK. Our ranking in league tables, and student satisfaction with the quality of our course, is consistently high.

For entry to the BMSc (Hons) Intercalated course you must have successfully completed three years of an undergraduate medical degree (MBChB/MBBS etc) or two years of an undergraduate dental course (BDS).

English Language Requirement

 English Language Requirements

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

The course will consist of 2 main taught modules (Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders) and 1 research project module which will all run through semesters 1 and 2. Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. While these modules will be distinct components there will be over-arching content (cellular pathways such as oxidative stress, inflammation, epidiemiology, genetics and pharmacogenetics, informatics) that will fit into this general layout.

Projects on offer will be related to the course module content and will include a selection of basic science studies and translational clinical studies. Projects will run from September (semester 1) through to April (semester 2).

How you will be assessed

The course will be assessed by a combination of submitted essays, written examinations, project presentations and project dissertation.

Course work

  • Cardiovascular Medicine essay 1 - 6.5% end of semester 1
  • Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders essay 1 – 6.5% end of semester 1
  • Cardiovascular Medicine essay 2 - 6.5% end of semester 2
  • Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders essay 2 – 6.5% end of semester 2
  • Written exams 25% Semester 2
  • Project dissertation 45% End of BMSc
  • Project presentations (oral and poster) - 5%

What you will study

Within the 2 main taught modules, students will study the following topics plus a research project.

  • Vascular biology and pharmacology
  • Cellular cardiology
  • Cardiovascular disease risk, imaging and epidemiology
  • Genetic aspects of cardiovascular disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Liver disease
  • Critical appraisal of research evidene
  • Designing and analysing clinical trials

Undertaking an intercalated BMSc will give you the opportunity to study the topic(s) of your choice in depth and will expose you to a systematic and well-organised method of how to formulate and pursue research and transferable skills.

This Honours Degree will put you in a better position when you apply for employment post MBChB/BDS graduation.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fees for students starting 2018-19

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2018-19
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study

Fees for students starting 2019-20

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2019-20
Scottish and EU students Fees for September 2019 entry will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019.
Rest of UK students Fees for September 2019 entry are subject to confirmation by the UK Government and will be published when confirmed.
Overseas students (non-EU) £17,275 per year of study

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed not to increase by more than 3% per year, for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

If you are currently a student at the University of Dundee and would like to apply, use the following form

Application form for Dundee students

If you would like to come to Dundee from another medical school please complete the following form. 

Application form for students from other medical schools

There will also be procedures at your own Medical School and you should speak to your course leader or administrative staff to find out what these are.

Application enquiries email: BMSC@dundee.ac.uk


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