Want to know how CSI really works? You’ll learn how forensic medicine relates to the investigation of crime in establishing the causes of injury or death.
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.
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
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).
How you will be taught
Teaching on the course involves lectures, tutorials and a research project.
How you will be assessed
The components of the assessment will be as follows;
- Research Project work (dissertation and oral examination) = 50%
- Forensic Medicine (4 Assignments) = 25%
- Forensic Science (2 Assignments and seminar presentations) = 25%
What you will study
There are two formal taught courses.
Forensic medicine - This will give you the skills and understanding of the forensic aspects of different types of injuries and injury patterns. You will also be able to critically evaluate a medico-legal report and understand the medical basis of legal issues related to sexual offences, alcohol and drug abuse, asphyxia and child abuse.
Forensic science - This is a seminar based course designed to help you develop an awareness of the various forms of physical evidence identified at a crime scene and its collection and preservation. You will also learn how to critically examine physical evidence and understand how each type can be presented in court.
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.
Fees for students starting 2018-19
|Fee category||Fees for students starting 2018-19|
|Scottish and EU students||£1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2017 entry). Fees for September 2018 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2018.|
|Rest of UK students||£9,250 per year of study|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£19,950 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.
If you are currently a student at the University of Dundee and would like to apply, use the following form
If you would like to come to Dundee from another medical school please complete the following form.
There will also be proceedures 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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