This course will help you understand the theory and context of teaching in medicine. It offers you the opportunity to develop as a teacher or educational policy maker.
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, educational research and clinical practice.. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is the centre of many areas of medical education, pioneering research in cancer, keyhole surgery, heart disease, drug development.
Students undertaking an intercalated BMSc are central to the activities of the medical school. As well as the academic and 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.
Past students have presented at a wide range of conferences and have been published in international journals.
Zach Thomson speaks about his experience studying Medical Education as an intercalated BMSc option at the University of Dundee.
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
The course has two aspects; semester 1 offers exposure to a wide range of teaching methods mirroring the methods used in medical teaching these include small group work, self directed learning, flipped classroom techniques, peer learning, lectures and tutorials. Semester 2 is largely self directed with student support as the students undertake their research projects and teaching practice.
Peer learning encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas, reflection on experience problem solving and critical thinking skill.
How you will be assessed
Student will be assessed on written work (3 assignments) a reflective teaching portfolio and a written dissertation with a viva voce examination.
What you will study
The first phase introduces the nature of education and basic research methods.
Phase two involves a range of teaching experiences and an educational research project around areas such as curriculum development, simulated based teaching, peer tutoring, student feedback and assessment.
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|
|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 category||Fees 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.
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 cost||Ongoing cost||Incidental cost|
|Graduation fee||Studio fee||Field trips|
*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.
- 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
If you would like to come to Dundee from another medical school please complete the following form.
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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