UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences


Our iBScs for external candidates

Find out about the iBScs we offer for external candidates below. You can click through to read more about each programme.

We do not anticipate that all programmes will be open to applications from external candidates. Availability of each programme will not be known until the application deadline. The application period for 2023 entry for external candidates is 1st October 2022 until 17th March 2023.

Cardiovascular Science

The iBSc in Cardiovascular Science, offered by the Institute of Cardiovascular Science provides students with a rigorous foundation in the key knowledge and skills relevant to cardiovascular science and its application in clinical and healthcare settings. The programme covers emerging topics on diagnostics, advances in treatment and surgical intervention and devices in cardiovascular disease.

Clinical Sciences 

The iBSc in Clinical Sciences, offered by the UCL Division of Medicine, exposes medical students to the translation of basic science research into novel therapies for human disease, and the philosophy, governance and social implications of health research. 

Clinical Trials

The iBSc in Clinical Trials offers you a unique opportunity to learn the important concepts and practices underpinning appropriate clinical trial design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of trials.

Global Health

The iBSc in Global Health, offered by the UCL Institute of Global Health gives students a thorough understanding of global health and the economic, social, political and cultural forces that shape health and health systems worldwide. Course modules cover a huge variety of subjects from essential drugs to asylum seekers, from global trade to gender, using a cross-disciplinary approach. 

Mathematics, Computers and Medicine

The iBSc in Mathematics, Computers and Medicine, jointly offered by the UCL Division of Infection and Immunity and the UCL Department of Computer Science, offers medical students training at the frontier between biomedicine, computer science and mathematics, with focuses on computer programing, mathematical modelling and analysis of big data.

Medical Anthropology

This iBSc offered by the Department of Anthropology is uniquely designed to provide Medical students with techniques for gaining cross-cultural understanding through specially designed courses including 'Clinical Ethnography' and 'Anthropology for Medical Students' to provide them with life-long learning skills that they can use throughout their medical career. Students will be taught key concepts in Medical Anthropology to examine how health and well being are socially and culturally constituted in contexts of cultural diversity.

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

 This iBSc, offered by the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is designed to introduce medical students to the basic physical principles and techniques involved in the technology employed in health care. Because medical imaging forms a large part of the syllabus, our degree is of particular relevance to medical students who are considering an eventual specialisation in radiology.


This iBSc is offered by the UCL Cancer Institute The programme teaches technology and innovation in cancer research and clinical cancer management which is transferrable to other areas of medicine. This programme is delivered by world-class cancer researchers and clinicians and includes a variety of teaching methods and assessments. 

This iBSc, offered by the Department of Science and Technology Studies, provides an opportunity to approach modern medicine through the lens of collaborating activities: (1) ethics and philosophy of science, (2) science policy and governance, and (3) science communication and engagement. It offers a package of modules rich with real-world knowledge set firmly within core academic frameworks.

Primary Care Research and Clinical Practice

The iBSc in Primary Care Research and Clinical Practice, offered by the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, is the longest running primary care BSc in the UK. This programme offers a unique combination of ongoing clinical experience (students are attached to a designated general practitioner tutor) and the acquisition of academic skills relevant to a career in clinical medicine.


This iBSc, offered by the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, provides an opportunity for medical students to study alongside science undergraduates on one of the country's foremost psychology degree programmes. The programme aims to educate students in systematic, scientific thinking about human beings and human problems. It helps develop the ability and readiness to critically evaluate claims, theories and evidence in the human sciences and provides teaching that benefits from the expertise of leading researchers. Alongside carrying out a research project supervised by a member of academic staff, students choose from a wide range of advanced optional modules in topics such as social psychology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology.

This iBSc, offered by the Department of Science and Technology Studies, provides the opportunity to explore the wider origins and evolution of science, technology, and medicine. The programme also offers opportunities to explore fundamental questions about science, its methods, and its understanding of the world around us.

Sport & Exercise Medical Sciences

The iBSc in Sport and Exercise Medical Sciences, offered by the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science and partly delivered at the Institute of Sport Exercise & Health, provides medical students with the foundations in sports injuries, exercise medicine and physiology, and research skills, necessary for careers within and related to sport & exercise medicine. 

Women's Health

The iBSc in Women's Health offered by the Institute of Women's Health, provides a unique insight into maternal, fetal and neonatal health, reproductive health and women's cancers. The programme will enable you to broaden your knowledge base of cross-cutting themes relating to women's health care needs - including ethics and law, global health, research methodology, development of new technologies, service delivery, patient and public engagement.