Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) minimum in a relevant subject (biomedicine, medicine, biological sciences or possibly natural sciences) or equivalent qualification.

This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation.

Students taking this course as an intercalated degree are subject to different deadlines of application. Find out more about applying to intercalate.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop as a scientist or scientifically-literate clinician and study molecular approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a range of cancers, chronic, autoimmune and genetic diseases.

Be part of a world-renowned School and learn from internationally recognised scholars. Our flexible course allows you to develop core scientific skills and follow your professional interests with a choice of optional modules. You’ll also carry out a research project within a research group at the forefront of the field, with supervision assured by outstanding academics and clinicians working on cutting-edge research.

Make an impact

  • Choose optional modules that reflect your personal and professional interests.

  • Engage in research projects using the latest technologies that generate results with scientific impact and the potential for improving patient health.

  • Access research opportunities in Applied Health Research, Cancer and Pathology, Cardiovascular, Genes and Development and Musculoskeletal Research.

  • Work as part of a research team in a cutting-edge discipline.

Information for international students

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

The University of Leeds offers a number of scholarships, please visit our page on Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+ 44(0) 113 343 0806