Intercalate at LSTM

Intercalate at LSTM

Intercalate at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Intercalation is where you take time out of your medical, dentistry or veterinary studies to undertake additional study at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

While intercalation is not always compulsory it helps you to broaden your skills and knowledge and explore a new subject area in depth. Gaining a Master's degree for intercalating students can have a positive impact on their future career as it shows motivation to study and a commitment to self-development, but also your ability to work at a higher level, developing useful research skills in an academic environment.

You can apply to take an intercalated degree after the third or fourth year of your undergraduate programme.

As an intercalating student you may be entitled to a tuition fee discount. Read more about our Tuition Fee Discounts.

Intercalating Students

Research projects undetaken by our intercalating students

Celina Mitala (MSc International Public Health – Sexual & Reproductive Health).  Celina is currently conducting her research in a scope review of workplace wellbeing in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity Social Care Workers. Celia used animation software as part of her project presentation.   

Beth McCallum (MSc International Public Health – Humanitarian Assistance).  Beth is currently doing her research project on the cost and feasibility of dietary supplements to infants in rural Kenya.

Beth says “This research is part of a larger trial, and it has involved working closely with a team on the ground in Kenya, alongside academics and experts, and it has been a really great experience that I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t decided to join LSTM.  I feel really privileged that I’m part of such an exciting intervention trial.”



Read about our students who have blogged their experience of undertaking their research projects abroad:

Intercalating at LSTM – MSc students contributing to research extend far beyond a dissertation! | LSTM (

They have also had the opportunity to present their work at conferences:

LSTM students present their work at RSTMH ‘Research in Progress’ conference | LSTM (