Intercalation talk – What you missed…


On the Thursday 17th November 2016 MUDRSoc held their annual Intercalation Talk, giving BDS students an insight into what Intercalation involves within Dentistry at the University of Manchester. If you didn’t manage to make the event, keep reading to get a brief overview of what you missed!

  • Intercalating involves taking a year out of Dentistry to study another subject to gain a BSc or Masters degree
  • It will enhance your CV, give you the opportunity to meet new people and also allow you to learn lab skills, alongside literature and critical analysis
  • You’ll also gain research experience
  • You can intercalate after Year 2 (BSc) or Year 3 (BSc or Masters)

There is a vast list of subjects to pick from:

Anatomical Sciences (BSc)
Biochemistry (BSc)
Biomedical Sciences (BSc)
Cell Biology (BSc)
Developmental Biology (BSc)
Genetics (BSc)
Global Health (BSc)
Innovation and Enterprise in Clinical Medicine (BSc)
Medical Biochemistry (BSc)

Neuroscience (BSc)
Pathology (BSc)
Pharmacology and Physiology (BSc)
Physiology (BSc)
Psychology (BSc)
Medical Microbiology (MSc)
Medical Virology (MSc)
Clinical Immunology (MSC)
Healthcare Ethics & Law (MSc)
Humanitarianism & Conflict Response (MA)
Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences (MSc)
Medical Humanities (MSc)
Medical Mycology (MSc)
Neuroimaging for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc)
Cardiovascular Health & Disease (MRes)
Genomic Medicine (MRes)
Reproduction and Pregnancy (MRes)
Medical Sciences (MRes)
Oncology (MRes)
Primary Care (MRes)
Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (MRes)
Translational Medicine (MRes)
Public Health (MPH, MRes)
Public Health-Emergency Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health (MPH)

You must obtain permission from the Dental School in order to intercalate. You must also show academic capability which should be reflected in your end of year exams.

Various financial support is available which depends on:

  • Where you intercalate
  • BSc or Masters
  • Where you are from
  • What year you are in
  • Award of qualification at the end of the year
  • Whether you are eligible for a bursary

More information on financial support is available in published guidelines, NHS bursaries and course-specific bursaries.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th December 2016. Check Blackboard for more information.

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