What is an intercalated degree?
An intercalated degree at UEA is an additional master's level programme that you can complete in a year away from your medical studies. This can allow you to study a particular area of interest in greater depth, without the added pressures of the medical curriculum, and is usually undertaken between years 3 and 4 or 4 and 5. The timing of the intercalation option allows sufficient time for you to return to your medical studies and prepare extensively for your final MB BS.
Why should I intercalate?
This exciting year out of your medical studies allows you to:
- Explore a subject area you are passionate about - something not possible alongside your medical studies.
- Take a step back from studying to reflect on your learning journey, re-evaluating and assessing your future career path and goals.
- Gain a new skill, whether that is doing lab-work or writing critical appraisals.
- Enhance your transferable skills in critical thinking, statistics, research methodology and academic writing.
- Meet new people and supervisors and expose yourself to peers in areas away from your current clinical programme, who may inspire you to consider new and previously un-explored career paths.
- Build up your CV aquiring unique knowledge and experiences to use when applying for jobs or training in the future - including the opportunity to gain extra points on the FY2, CMT, higher specialist training and PhD funding applications.
- Obtain an excellent foundation for academic medicine.
Benefits of intercalating at UEA:
UEA is a wonderful place to study for your intercalation year, here are just some of the reasons why:
- High international reputation
- Excellent teaching standards, awarded TEF Gold
- Outstanding networking opportunities with supervisors and researchers
- Additional opportunities such as working as a PBL tutor and in the Anatomy lab
- Beautiful campus with great amenities, situated in walking distance to the hospital
- Provision of a UEA bursary for internal UEA students
Which intercalation course at UEA?
Here at Norwich Medical School, we currently offer five highly competitive and well-regarded courses:
Studying Clinical Education at UEA, at a Master's level, is a great way for health and social care professionals to develop their career as a leader in their field and as an educator. If you are a good communicator and have a desire and aptitude for teaching, this could be the course for you. What sets this programme apart, is the unusually diverse range of students we attract from every field of health and social care, and from across the world. This rich mix of student experience enhances the learning environment and is a valuable resource that will challenge you to think about how different people learn. All of this will make you an adaptable and creative teacher of the future.
An MRes in Clinical Science at UEA is the ideal way for you to develop a research-related element in your career whether you are a doctor, nurse or health professional. It will give you the skills, awareness and discipline you need to carry out effective research to the highest level in a patient-centered, ethically sound way. Alongside the taught components of the course, you will conduct a year-long research project with the research group of your choosing, with most students achieving at least one peer-reviewed publication from this work.
This exciting programme is aimed at high calibre graduates in Psychology, or related disciplines, who are seeking to develop specific skills in research methodology necessary to study Cognitive Neuroscience. The course builds the ability to understand normal and abnormal brain function, prepare research proposals, and undertake original research, analysis and synthesis in one of psychology's fast-moving and fundamental areas.
Experience modern psychological research methods first hand, including EEG, TMS, virtual reality, plus motion and eye-tracking. Specific research skills can also be acquired through bespoke work placements. The programme is comprised of compulsory modules in the subject area, combining research methods training with in depth study, building to a substantial piece of research supervised by researchers in the field.
Based in the Norwich Medical School, this course allows students to develop an understanding of economic concepts as applied to health, public health, and health services policy, wou will also benefit from training alongside a range of healthcare professionals. Students will get a real understanding of the decisions that need to be made in health care, and where economics can help, opening up fantastic future career prospects in view of the ever growing demand for Health Economists.
Studying Genetics, Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine in this fascinating MSc can be the perfect tool for graduates interested in pursuing work in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and the health services. Molecular Medicine takes advantage of major 21st century advances in genomics, to help us understand the workings of disease at the cellular level, opening up new ways to treat and cure major illnesses. With this degree you will have the chance to become an expert in this cutting-edge field, joining a team for whom 100% of papers were deemed 'internationally recognised'.