Intercalated BSc

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One year
London, UK

Take your clinical career to new heights with a year in management 

Healthcare faces enormous challenges including an ageing population, rising costs, staff shortages and global health disparities. As such, there is increasing demand for clinical professionals with management experience who can think creatively and strategically to develop innovative solutions to improve the healthcare system. That’s why at Imperial College Business School we offer a year in management for intercalating medical, dental or veterinary students from Imperial College London and other UK or Irish institutions.  

With a specific focus on healthcare, our Intercalated BSc programme will equip you as a future clinician with the skills and tools required to drive change and improve patient care in an ever-evolving medical landscape. So whether you’re thinking about making changes in the NHS, taking on a managerial role within a clinical setting, starting your own private practice or simply want to broaden your horizons, acquiring management skills will help you succeed in a range of healthcare settings. 

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Programme content

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including accounting, strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing with a strong focus on leadership, problem-solving and innovation. Through formal teaching, group projects, case studies and guest speakers, you will gain valuable insights into the business side of healthcare. Outside of lectures, you will be expected to complete around 100 hours of independent study per module. 

The 2022/23 module outlines are provided below. 2023/24 modules are subject to change.

Through a combination of online pre-study modules and induction week, you will be ready to hit the ground running when your programme begins. This comprehensive preparation not only prepares you for the academic rigour ahead but also ensures you're thoroughly equipped to maximise the benefits of your programme.

Online pre-study modules

Starting mid-July

Before the start of your programme you will be expected to complete online pre-study modules which are delivered via The Hub, our bespoke virtual learning environment. You will complete two online primer modules, in maths (strongly recommended) and plagiarism awareness (compulsory), to get ready for the year ahead.

Induction week

Early October

The programme starts with a comprehensive induction week, which includes sessions to support your transition to the field of business and management studies, such as workshops on the Fundamentals of Business, and Working with Case Studies.  

You will also meet and network with the rest of your cohort, as well as students from our Joint Honours programme, working together in small groups to compete in a non-assessed business simulation game. The week culminates with group presentations on what you have learned, and a programme social event.   

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible to apply for an intercalated BSc course at Imperial College London you must:

  • Be registered on a recognised Medical, Dental or Veterinary course at a UK or Irish university
  • Have completed at least one year of that course before you apply to Imperial College London
  • Have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after completing your intercalated BSc

For more information about the selection process and to sign up for the iBSc Fair please visit the Faculty of Medicine website.

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Application process for the intercalated BSc in Management

Medical, Dental or Veterinary students from UK or Irish schools can apply to join Imperial College London for one year to attend one of 17 BSc pathways or specialisms. BSc Management is delivered by Imperial College Business School at the South Kensington campus and designed to complement your scientific and clinical skills with business acumen.

The deadline to apply for 2024-25 entry is TBC

Please note that admissions for ALL iBSc pathways are managed by the Faculty of Medicine.

Frequently asked questions

A group would normally consist of six students who investigate a particular health care management related problem. A faculty member supervises each group, and students are given social research methods training in the Autumn term to help prepare them for the research they will undertake through the Spring.

At the end of the summer term, each group writes a joint report of approximately 25,000 words in a format prescribed by the University. In addition, the individual students will give a verbal presentation of their findings. 

In the autumn term the programmes examine the economic, financial and organisational framework within which businesses operate. The spring term builds on this general framework and considers the functional issues that arise in the management of business activities. Finally the summer term is timetabled around examinations and the completion of the group project.

Some modules on the Intercalated BSc programmes will be taught to all students together as a group, while the classes will be split for other modules. All of this information is detailed in the individual programme handbooks issued at the beginning of the academic year.

Assessment for the programme is conducted on a modular basis. Assessments for each module will vary according to the subject matter/nature of the module, but will normally consist of a combination of different coursework assignments and, in most cases, a final examination. Some modules will be assessed by coursework only.

The nature of coursework and the weight attached to coursework marks vary between modules (details will be given at the start of each module). Students will complete both group and individual coursework assignments during the programme, however, deadlines for which will be frequent and fall throughout term.

Examinations for modules with this sort of assessment will take place in January (for Autumn term modules) and April/May (for Spring term modules).  Full details of assessment weightings will be listed in the programme handbook at the beginning of the academic year.

Student evaluations are conducted at the end of each module. These evaluations provide an opportunity to comment on module content and presentation. Students are, however, also encouraged to discuss any issues connected with a module/the programme as soon as possible, either with the relevant faculty member; with the Programme Team; or via the student representatives on the Student-Staff Committee (SSC).