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
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).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
Applications are considered on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications and experience. Applications may close before the deadline date if numbers accepted reach capacity
The deadline to apply is:
• 31 July 2022 for international applicants
• 26 August 2022 for home applicants
Documents and references you’ll need:
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you’ll need
- Transcript of the qualifications you are relying on for entry. If these are not in English, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
- Contact details of at least two referees. If you are a recent graduate, at least one should be an academic referee
- A CV including the list of research projects you have undertaken to date.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
School of Medicine Taught Postgraduate Policy 2022
- UK: £11,000 (total)
- International: £24,750 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
MSc Molecular Medicine Leeds Intercalating scholarship
£1,500 tuition fee waiver.
Be an UK, EU or International University of Leeds undergraduate medical student in year 3 or 4 who accepted an unconditional offer to intercalate full-time on the MSc Molecular Medicine.
Applicants with at least a B in their Year 2 Integrated Summative Examination and at least a B in their Year 3 Integrated Summative Examination will be considered.
The scholarship will be attributed to the student with the best academic grades (Year 1 to 3 combined). In case of equal academic achievement between students, the scholarship will be divided equally between them.
There is no application process