• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • School: Medicine
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

You will gain an understanding of the genetic basis of human disease, how this is investigated, and how this is applied in clinical genetics. The knowledge and skills provided will be useful across a range of areas of clinical practice. BMSc graduates will be well equipped to understand, develop and implement management and research strategies for both common and unusual diseases.

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

 English Language Requirements

How you will be taught

Teaching on the course involves tutorials and a research project. Student will also be expected to participate in genetics clinics.

How you will be assessed

The course will be assessed by a combination of submitted essays, written examination, project dissertation and viva. Students will normally be expected to pass the combined essays and written component and the combined dissertation and viva component.

  • Essay and Presentation 17.5% Week 7
  • Essay and Presentation 17.5% Week 12
  • Written Exam 35% Week 15
  • Project Dissertation 35%
  • Viva 15%

What you will study

The course is made up of the following modules

  • Basic genetic principles
  • How genes cause disease
  • Genetics in clinical practice
  • Genes, ethics and the law
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Clinical genetics
  • Research project

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 MB ChB/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.

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Fees for students starting 2017/18

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 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 for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.


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  Degree UCAS Code
Apply NowGenetics, Cancer and Personalised Medicine (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)C4T6