Research course

School of Medicine

University of Leeds · School of Medicine
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

A registrable medical or dental qualification or first or 2:1 in appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The research activities of some 300 members of staff are carried out in Academic Units within the School of Medicine at a number of sites within the university, Leeds General Infirmary, St James's University Hospital and other local hospitals. The School maintains strong commitment to postgraduate research and there are over 300 students studying for research degrees on a full-time and part-time basis.

Department specialisms

Cardiovascular Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Services Research, General Surgery, Medicine and Anaesthesia, Medical Physics, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Vascular Medicine, Musculo-skeletal and Rehabilitation Medicine, Oncology and Haematology, Pathology, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Primary Care, Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences

Information for international students

Minimum of TOEFL 550 with 4 in test of written English or IELTS 6.0 overall with no element less than 5.5

Fees and funding

University scholarships, BHF, MRC, ICRF studentships, ORS awards for international students.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-84 months
full time
36-48 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

0113 343 6876
0113 343 6872