The Clinical Sciences (Cardiovascular Medicine) intercalated programme provides the opportunity for students interested in cardiology, vascular surgery, anaesthetics and related subject areas to build upon their existing knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology.
The course incorporates taught components in research methods, pharmacology and cardiovascular pathophysiology and a substantial cardiovascular research project.
The BSc Clinical Sciences (Cardiovascular Medicine) programme focuses on the application of scientific methods to clinical problems and on understanding the physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of cardiovascular disease. The course provides the opportunity for students interested in cardiology, vascular surgery, anaesthetics and related subject areas to build upon their existing knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology. The course comprises a well balanced taught component covering a range of topics related to cardiovascular physiology/pathophysiology and research methodology and an extensive individual research project.
For the most up to date information please read about BSc Clinical Sciences (Cardiovascular Medicine) on the School website.
You will undertake a research project of six months' duration, which in most cases will be laboratory-based, addressing a research topic in cardiovascular medicine. Some examples of previous intercalated cardiovascular research projects are:
Students who are accepted to intercalate in Clinical Sciences (Cardiovascular Medicine) are invited to express a preference for three projects and allocation to projects takes place with reference to student preference. We aim to let students know their project allocation by the end of July.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme.
International Foundation Year Programme
International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.
How to apply
Read about applying for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.
You can also email the programme coordinator with any queries.
UK/EU: To be confirmed
International: To be confirmed
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government's forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students in 2018-19 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Read about possible financial support for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.
This programme may be particularly beneficial for students interested in pursuing careers in cardiology, vascular surgery, anaesthetics and related subject areas.
Personal Benefits and Successes - Jonathan Batty 2011-12
"Tomorrow's Doctors (2009) emphasises the role of a doctor as a 'scientist and scholar' in addition to a 'practitioner and professional'. Through completing the Clinical Sciences BSc programme, I have had the opportunity to conduct primary research over the course of a full academic year; acquiring data that will hopefully be presentable and publishable, and to some extent, truly becoming an expert in my chosen field.
By formal teaching of research methodology, I now feel that I can critically approach and review a broad range of scientific literature, commenting upon strengths and weaknesses of research design, analysis and interpretation. Through the taught modules the programme has conferred a greater understanding of the scientific evidence base of medicine and has allowed me greater exploration of subject areas that interest me.
Working closely with my supervisors over the course of the academic year has offered an excellent insight into the working life of a clinical academic, and has offered unique opportunities to develop my research skills.
The programme has fostered a rigorous scientific approach that will support my future clinical and research decision-making. After completing this course, I feel qualified to contribute to medical research; better prepared for a career on the wards in addition to in an academic setting. Regardless of whether I pursue an academic career in future, clinical sciences has offered a challenging yet highly-rewarding opportunity to complete a long-term research project in a field in which I am interested, an eminently worthy task."