How and when do I apply?

We are keen to encourage Medicine (MBChB) students at Keele to intercalate given the significant academic and career benefits of intercalation. To undertake an intercalated degree, students must be given permission by the School of Medicine as well as being offered a place on their chosen course. Permission is now granted following a short interview with an Intercalation panel. Decisions will be based on the student’s academic record overall and on their motivation for undertaking the intercalated degree. Permission will be withdrawn if students do not pass their end of year assessments (Theory and Practical) at the first sitting.  

  • Please note that should permission to intercalate be granted by the interview panel, students will still need to apply independently to the course of their choice.
  • Intercalating students will be given access to their cohort's Blackboard, in order for them to stay in touch with their year's activities.

To apply

  1. Complete and return the Keele ICD Expression of Interest Form (see Application Forms section below) to by 31 October of the year PRIOR to the proposed intercalation year. We will assess your academic record separately.  
  2. You will be invited to an interview with the Intercalation panel. For the 2021/22 academic year, interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 9 November 2020 and Thursday 19 November 2020. We anticipate that preliminary notification of the permission to intercalate will be sent out by the end of November 2020. 
  3. The final selection of candidates will be made after the end of year examinations, and will be conditional on a satisfactory performance and professional conduct. Confirmation of your selection or rejection will be sent to you once your examination record has been checked.

You are strongly encouraged to contact the course leaders for an informal discussion to get further information on the course before you apply.

  • For external candidates, the decision to accept a student onto the course is made by the relevant department taking their previous background and experience into account.
  • External students should not contact the School of Medicine regarding their applications; all queries should be directed to the relevant University department.

Keele students wishing to intercalate at another university

You will need to liaise directly with the relevant intercalated degree co-ordinator at the university you are interested in, familiarise yourself with their application procedure, and apply directly to the relevant university following their application procedure. Keele will not do this on your behalf.

However, you will need to obtain permission to intercalate from Keele School of Medicine following the standard application and interview process. If required, we will write directly to the Intercalated Degree Co-ordinator at the university you choose to intercalate at, confirming whether you have been granted permission to intercalate.

External students wishing to intercalate at Keele University

Applicants should seek permission to intercalate from their own medical school prior to applying to Keele. Applications will be processed centrally by the relevant University department. The decision regarding acceptance of an applicant to a specific intercalated degree will be made by the degree course leaders. For intercalated degrees on offer at Keele, refer to the specific course details below. The contact details for individual course leaders are also provided. You are strongly encouraged to contact the course leaders directly for an informal discussion to get further information regarding the degree courses. You will be expected to pay the fees set by the degree course. Applicants should submit an Application Form for External Applicants (see below).

Application forms

Keele students

External applicants

For any questions with regard to the application process, please contact Jill Clarke on or +44 (0)1782 734368.

Other questions

For any other questions, please direct your queries in the first instance to Dr Heidi Fuller, Lead for Medical Intercalated Degrees at the School of Medicine.