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    I know that you can do research and if you take it after 4th year you can get a masters but can you take a year out to join the last year of a degree and just learn instead of doing a research project? Sorry if it's a really stupid question.
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    I've never looked into this but I'm not aware of any. An intercalated degree is imo no different from a proper BSc. You have to earn it by going through what a final year student of that degree is required to complete, which inevitably includes a project. The project, however can be 'dry' or 'wet. The former is basically a literature review that is typically around 30,000 words in length. If you're not into actual labwork then a dry project may be suitable for you.
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    (Original post by Hippokrates)
    I know that you can do research and if you take it after 4th year you can get a masters but can you take a year out to join the last year of a degree and just learn instead of doing a research project? Sorry if it's a really stupid question.
    At some medical schools you can intercalate in anything. I have a medic friend who spent this year doing BA Philosophy and Creative Writing. Invariably though, as indicated by the post above, any degree's final year will involve some sort of extended "research" project, be it a dissertation or lab project.

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