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    Hi guys,

    Has anyone out there done an intercalated masters abroad? I was wondering if it was at all possible or how hard it was?

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    (Original post by Xppx3)
    Hi guys,

    Has anyone out there done an intercalated masters abroad? I was wondering if it was at all possible or how hard it was?

    Thanks
    I nearly did (so applied and everything) but then got an offer from my first choice intercalation so never went abroad! I know someone who intercalated in a MSc at Harvard, and somebody else doing something at the Pasteur Institut - so yes it's definitely possible but I think a lot of it comes down to your own university and how you navigate the administration.

    General tips: start the process very early, ideally a year in advance or so. Make sure the institution you want to intercalate at will let medical students intercalate their Masters; some are a bit weird about it. Involve lots of different people at different stages of the medical hierarchy (your tutor, a supervisor maybe, head of year, head of undergraduate teaching etc.) Some universities might not let you go study abroad in a 'dangerous' location.

    Might be able to help a bit more if you had specific questions, ideas about where/what you wanted to do?
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    Well the plan is to do something in Europe, maybe Sweden (cos free) but I didn't know if it'd be possible having not technically graduated, but having enough European Degree Credits (or something) to be eligible. Because, should I go abroad and do a masters, I'd be graduating with a masters before I got my bachelors? I didn't know if this was possible, but as you say it seems to be, but just requires a lot of organisation/cooperation.

    I think it'd be best to find a few programmes I'm interested in and fire of a few emails to the relevant institutions

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    Well the plan is to do something in Europe, maybe Sweden (cos free) but I didn't know if it'd be possible having not technically graduated, but having enough European Degree Credits (or something) to be eligible. Because, should I go abroad and do a masters, I'd be graduating with a masters before I got my bachelors? I didn't know if this was possible, but as you say it seems to be, but just requires a lot of organisation/cooperation.

    I think it'd be best to find a few programmes I'm interested in and fire of a few emails to the relevant institutions

    Thanks for you help
    Actually yes I forgot to mention - most places I have seen do require an undergraduate degree. Some places (such as LSHTM in London) let you intercalate after you've completed 3 years at medical school and therefore you would have an equivalent of a BMedSci, but you need to ask the places individually.
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