Additional study opportunities

School of Medicine students have opportunities to intercalate during their degree, undertake an elective placement at home or abroad, or take part in the University's Year in China initiative.

Additional study opportunities - module - Intercalation


Intercalation allows students to pursue further studies related to medicine in greater depth. Students intercalating suspend their MBChB studies for a period of 12 months in order to undertake research for a BSc, MSc, MRes or MPhil degree.

View our opportunities for intercalation

study abroad


All students on the MBChB programme undertake several weeks of elective study, providing them with an opportunity to explore new disciplines and study in different spheres. Many students choose to go abroad for this purpose.

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Additional study opportunities - module - Year in China

Year in China

The University’s exciting flagship programme, affording undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our sister university Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China, following their China Studies BA classes.

Find out more about a Year in China