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

Designed to educate medical students in the principles and methods of education & educational research, this course will help the future medical teachers of tomorrow understand the theory and context of teaching in medicine. The course offers a valuable opportunity to students who wish to develop as teachers or educational policy makers; to the students they will eventually teach; to their future careers and to the NHS.

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 Teaching in Medicine 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

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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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.

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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.

  Degree UCAS Code
Apply NowTeaching in Medicine (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)X1W4