Intercalate at LSTM
10 Reasons to Study a Masters programme at LSTM
- Our Master’s programmes offer an authentic, skills-focused applied learning experience with global impact.
- We provide the environment and network to access world-leading experts in our field. This opens up enormous opportunities for potential employment and career progression on a global scale. Our students have direct access to a global network of researchers and students that spans over 70 countries.
- Our focus on skills development is embedded throughout our programmes and strengthens your future impact in your work setting. Topics include: critical appraisal and review of literature and evidence, scientific writing and impactful communication, computing and data management, and skills for employability including project management, leadership and working collaboratively.
- Every Master’s student has an option to do a field-based overseas project. This gives an unapparelled global experience and access to LSTM’s global network of over 70 partner institutions and locations.
- High impact dissertations - Our dissertations are commended by multiple external stakeholders as high impact with many being published in high profile journals.
- Our Master’s programmes are intentionally structured for students to dedicate the whole of the summer semester to the dissertation to ensure high quality and focused projects with supervision from expert academic researchers.
- Programmes with impact - Our impact score in the Research Excellence Framework (REF exercise, the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions) was 6th out of 128 institutions in the UK. More information can be found here.
- Our Master’ projects are directly linked to these high impact research studies and research teams.
- Market-led content- Our programmes have been designed to reflect multiple stakeholder feedback that includes sector experts, academic leaders in the field, student and alumni feedback.
- Access to Pembroke House – LSTM are investing in our campus and opening in the 2022/23 academic year, Pembroke House will provide high-quality simulation and immersive reality suites, digital learning commons and flexible working spaces, will create a globally connected digital learning environment, facilitating productive interactions with industry, partners, students, and global and local communities. Read more about Pembroke House here
LSTM welcomes intercalating medical students and Veterinary students to our programmes.
Intercalated degrees give you a chance to study a particular area of study in depth. It will also give you a grounding in research which will stand with you throughout your future career.
You can apply to take an intercalated degree after the third or fourth year of your course.
Intercalation allows you to:
- Gain new skills
- Experience a different kind of study
- Obtain an excellent foundation for a career in academic medicine
- Strengthen your CV
- Study on a BSc or MSc
We accept intercalation on the following programmes:
- MSc Humanitarian Studies
- MSc Tropical Disease Biology
- Master of Public Health (International)
- Master of Public Health (Humanitarian Health)
- Master of Public Health (Managing Health Services)
- Master of Public Health (Outbreak Control and Health Protection)
- Master of Public Health (Sexual & Reproductive Health)
- MRes in Tropical Health and Infectious Disease Research
Intercalating at LSTM – MSc students contributing to research extend far beyond a dissertation!
Read Dr Angus More O’Ferrall’s blog on his thoughts looking back at his intercalation year at LSTM
You can also intercalate on the BSc Tropical Disease Biology via the University of Liverpool. LSTM lead the teaching for the final year of this degree which the intercalation students can join. Applicants should apply direct to the University of Liverpool.
A number of topics can be studied in depth during this year, with most courses having a significant research component, based on either laboratory work or a literature review. Subject to Covid-19 rules, many previous students have completed overseas research projects.
Many of our intercalating students have progressed to publish their research in journals and spoken at conferences, as well as winning awards for their work. See some news stories below:
LSTM students present their work at RSTMH “Research in Progress” Conference. Dr Hamish Baxter completed the MSc Tropical Disease Biology has now progressed to a Clinical Research Fellowship. Baxter and O’Ferrall presented their work on urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi.
Two MSc Humanitarian Studies students presented work on perceptions of snakebite in local communities in Kenya.
Intercalating Medic Prize
We are delighted to offer a competitive scholarship prize for funding your overseas project. This will be between £1500- £3500 depending on your project. Our research projects are often one of the most memorable aspects of a Masters at LSTM but can be out of reach for some students due to finances. We want to help you on your way to becoming leaders of the future. Applying for this scholarship will be giving you a great opportunity to showcase your skills.
Taking part in this process works on your communications, thinking about the bigger picture / multidisciplinary approach, writing an abstract, successfully applying for funding. This is not just about walking away with the funding, it’s also about the extra transferrable skills.
LSTM Intercalating Medic Prize Winners 2020/21
LSTM awards competitive Intercalating Medic Prizes to support the cost of their MSc research project.
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 “I’m currently carrying out research on the cost and feasibility of dietary supplements to infants in rural Kenya. 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.”
Rachel McCormick (MSc International Public Health – Humanitarian Assistance). Rachel's research will be focused on secondary data analysis, using data collected between January 2013 and November 2016 from a randomised control trial noninferiority study that examined the effectiveness of various treatment regimens for Cryptococcal meningitis (Molloy et al., 2018).