Forensic Medicine (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)

School of Medicine

We have the only intercalated BMSc in forensic medicine in the UK, giving you an in-depth insight into this field

Date of entry

September 2022

Start date

September 2022


1 year

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

Studying medicine gives you a clear path to becoming a doctor, but what if you’d like the opportunity to study a specific topic in more detail or explore a more lab-based or theoretical area of medicine? This is where an intercalated degree could be of benefit.

With an intercalated degree you can spend a year studying a topic of interest. This allows you to:

  • become more informed about different options for your career post-graduation
  • gain new transferable skills, including research skills
  • get a deeper insight into a subject area that interests you

Our Forensic Medicine BMSc will see you develop your knowledge in the area of medicine related to the legal system. You'll learn how medicine and science can be applied to the investigation of death and crime and the legal implications this has. You'll be based at our city campus and at Dundee's police mortuary where you will have the opportunity to observe post-mortems and be taught by case-active forensic medicine specialists.

Due to the wide-ranging nature of the course content, it may be of particular interest if you are looking to work in forensic pathology or medicine or in branches of medicine where victims of abuse are regularly encountered - for example, emergency medicine, general practice or paediatrics.

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