Intercalation offers today’s medical and dental students a significant opportunity for self development and investment in a future career. Students choose to intercalate for different reasons: some seek to explore new subjects; others to enhance existing skills and knowledge; and some to prepare for their chosen career. Whatever the reason, by combining existing medical or dental training with a year’s education in a complementary subject, students can improve their future employability and career enhancement through Intercalation.
Why intercalate at Leeds?
The School of Medicine in Leeds has a long tradition of supporting excellent programmes for intercalating students. These programmes are designed to give students a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding year which will significantly add to their skills, knowledge, and enhance their career opportunities on graduation. At Leeds we offer intercalated undergraduate and postgraduate education in a variety of subject areas, all tailored to meet the needs of the intercalating student.
We offer bursaries and other financial support to selected students
When can I intercalate?
Generally students can intercalate after years 2, 3 or 4 of their medical or dental training. Please check the entrance requirements clearly for each course as they differ from undergraduate to Masters Courses.
Please note that only 150 Leeds students are permitted to intercalate after year 3; there is no set limit for the number of students intercalating after years 2 or 4. There is no set limit on the number of external students who may apply for a place on a Leeds Intercalated course.
Can I intercalate at Masters’ level?
Yes, here at Leeds we offer a programme of intercalated Masters level courses including MSc, MA, MPH and the MRes. Do consider carefully whether a Masters level programme is right for you, they are by design more challenging, the study time is longer and they are less well supported. You will have to pay funds up front, and depending on when you intercalate depends whether you can offset costs using the NHS bursary; please review the financial support pages for further details.
If you choose to intercalate onto a Masters’ programme at Leeds you can be reassured that we will ensure you are screened for suitability before being offered a place, and adequately supported if you enter the programme. Please check the entrance requirements for individual Masters Courses.
Do I need to provide a personal statement with my application?
Some courses may require a course specific statement which must accompany your application form. Please check carefully the course pages to determine whether this is a requirement of the course that you are applying to.
I am a medical student at another university:
Can I apply to an intercalated course at the University of Leeds?
Intercalated programmes at Leeds welcome applications from medical students studying at other UK medical schools. As an external student you should apply directly to the course you are interested in by completing the Direct Entry Form which can be downloaded from the ‘Applications from students from other medical schools’ section on the ‘Applications’ page.
As a first step please contact the programme manager or the admissions co-ordinator to enquire about any course specific requirements for external applications. Contact details are included on each programme's entry on the ‘Contacts’ page of the website.
Do I need to include copies of two references with my application?
No. However, please list the contact details of two potential referees in section 14 of the Direct Entry Form.
I am a medical student at Leeds and am interested in intercalating at another university:
How do I find out what is on offer?
The website www.intercalate.co.uk has details of intercalated programmes offered at other medical schools in the UK. There is no central admissions system, like UCAS, for intercalation. You will need to find out about each university’s admission process.
Where do I find the documents I have been asked to supply?
- Official transcripts are obtained from Student Services via their website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/studentservicescentre/.
- Your personal tutor can provide a reference. The Academic Sub Dean for your year in the MBChB course can also provide an academic reference: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/support/team.html
- Permission to intercalate is granted by the Academic Sub Dean for Intercalation, Dr Karen Lee. You should email Dr Lee with details of your proposed course, the reasons for intercalating elsewhere, and a request for a letter confirming permission. (K.E.Lee@leeds.ac.uk )
- Advice on CVs is on the following website: http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/graduates/applying-and-competing/cvs/index.asp
Money, bursaries and other issues
UG Home/ EU tuition fees for 2012/13 are £3,465. These increase annually so please consider this if thinking of applying in the future.
Overseas student fees please refer to link http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20019/international/137/your_finances
The Funding structure to support Intercalation both at undergraduate and postgraduate level changes yearly so it is important that you check this information is current to your academic year group, please review the financial support pages for further information.
We have a certain number of bursaries available, please click here for details. We are exploring the availability of more bursaries, and at targeting our allocation to widen access to our courses.
Where can I get more information?