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An opportunity for medical, dental and veterinary students to gain an in-depth understanding of Endocrinology

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Course Director
Professor Kevin Murphy
k.g.murphy@imperial.ac.uk

Course Administrator
Olive Thomas
o.thomas@imperial.ac.uk

Introduction to BSc Endocrinology
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Introduction

The Endocrine system provides a critical means of communication within the body and maintains a constant internal milieu in the face of an ever-changing external environment. It is thus essential for survival and adaptation throughout life and plays a key role in the balance between health and disease.

This course will comprise three core teaching blocks, a self-directed learning block involving independent and group work, and a 14-week research project. 

The Course Director is Professor Kevin Murphy (k.g.murphy@imperial.ac.uk).


Aims and objectives

  • To encourage and develop the student’s motivation, originality of thought and breadth of vision
  • To provide a supportive learning environment, underpinned by world class research
  • To provide distinctive modules within appropriate areas of endocrinology, drawing on the expertise and strengths of our academic staff
  • To produce graduates well trained in laboratory and research skills
  • To foster the ability to work independently and as part of a group, and to develop presentation skills, both written and oral
  • To provide an insight into the major areas of interest in Endocrinology at both the basic science and clinical levels as well as an understanding of state-of-the-art technology that is used to further research in the field
  • To ensure that students are familiar with the fundamental principles of endocrine communication within the body, the underlying molecular events which support these processes, the pathological states that emerge when these processes malfunction and opportunities for the development of novel therapeutic targets

Eligibility

This is a one-year intercalated BSc. To be eligible to apply 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. i.e. you must be at least in Year 2 in 2021/22.
  • Have at least one year of your degree left when you return to your home institution after completing your intercalated BSc.

Application Process

The application deadline for 2022-23 entry has now passed. The application process for 2023-24 entry will open in October, with a deadline of Friday 3rd March 2023.

Selection is based on your application form and the supporting documents you will upload with your application. Please find further information about the application process in the downloadable Imperial College London Intercalated BSc Guide - 2022-23 Entry (PDF).

If you have any queries about the application process, please email the BSc Programmes Team at feo.bsc@imperial.ac.uk.

Second Round of Applications

Unsuccessful or wait-listed applicants will be given the opportunity to make a second application to any BSc course with space remaining.


Course Structure

BSc Endocrinology will run from Monday 26th September 2022 until Friday 26th May 2023. The term dates can be found in the downloadable  BSc dates and course structure 2022-23 (PDF).

The course is comprised of three modules:

  • A 12-week teaching block where students gain specialism-specific knowledge and skills, alongside their core research training
  • A 5-week self-directed learning block involving a clinical case study and group work
  • A 14-week supervised research project
Introduction to BSc Endocrinology research projects.

BSc Endocrinology Research Projects

Professor Kevin Murphy, BSc Endocrinology Course Director, gives an overview of the third and final module of BSc Endocrinology, in which students undertake a 15-week research project.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Tuition Fees for the course?

Tuition fee rates are the same as the Imperial College London MBBS Course. Further information can be found here.

How can I learn more about the course?

If you have any queries about the course, please do not hesitate to contact the BSc Endocrinology Course Administrator, Olive Thomas (o.thomas@imperial.ac.uk), who will be happy to help. 

If you would like to speak to a current student, Olive will be happy to arrange this for you.

How many places are available on the course?

We set 10 course spaces aside for intercalating students from other universities.

What is the ratio of internal Imperial students to intercalating students from other universities?

Usually around three quarters of the cohort is made up of internal Imperial students and a quarter are intercalating students from other universities. The course usually has around 40 students in total. 

How competitive is the application process?

In the past few academic years, we have been pleased to offer the majority of applicants a place on the course. 

When will I receive the outcome of my application?

We aim to respond to applicants by the end of March.