Chapter 11 - Intercalated Programmes

Students who have successfully completed the second year of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programme at the University of Exeter Medical School, or equivalent at another appropriate medical, veterinary or dental institution, may apply to undertake an undergraduate intercalated degree programme at the University of Exeter. Students who have successfully completed at least the third year of the BMBS programme at the University of Exeter Medical School, or equivalent at another appropriate medical, veterinary or dental institution, may apply to undertake either an undergraduate or one-year postgraduate intercalated degree programme at the University of Exeter. Undergraduate intercalated programmes allow for APCL for the first two years of the programme, i.e. 240 academic credit points. The curriculum for medical, veterinary or dental degrees is set out by the General Medical Council, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the General Dental Council and is, therefore, largely consistent across institutions. Therefore, for undergraduate intercalated programmes the NQF level of applicants’ previous medical, veterinary or dental studies need not be considered during APCL. APCL is not needed for postgraduate intercalation in a one-year course because the student takes the programme in its entirety. The intercalated year does not count towards the academic credit requirements for BMBS or other substantive award.

BSc (Hons) Intercalated/BA (Hons) Intercalated should be used as the distinct award titles for intercalated Bachelor’s degree programmes.

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