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Cell Biology of Human Disease Intercalated BSc 2018 start

  • Overview

  • Course content

    Cell biology and gene technology are revolutionising our knowledge of the basis of human diseases and their therapy. This programme offers practical experience and research training in contemporary topics in these areas as well as exposing students to cutting edge developments in cell and molecular biology. This will enhance students’ understanding of future developments in medicine.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Genetic Engineering 10 credits
    • Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 2 20 credits
    • Biological Sciences Research Project 40 credits
    • Skills in the Cell Biology of Human Disease 20 credits
    • Cell Biology of Disease 10 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read Cell Biology of Human Disease BSc in the course catalogue


    Teaching will be through lectures, practical classes, seminars, small group teaching, tutorials and a research project. Assessment is similarly varied, including in-course assessment (formative and summative) and written examinations. The in-course assessment exercises include tests of practical skills, essay writing, data manipulation and problem solving. The research project will be assessed throughout the project and on the final written report. Degree classifications will be based upon the marks obtained in each of the component modules, with the appropriate credit weighting applied.

  • Entry requirements, fees and applying

    Entry requirements

    Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme at UK Universities or international equivalent.
    For international students proof of English Language proficiency will be required. In line with undergraduate medicine we require a minimum of English GCSE grade B or IELTS 7.5.

    International Foundation Year Programme

    International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.

    How to apply

    Read about applying for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.


    UK/EU: To be confirmed

    International: To be confirmed

    For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250. 

    The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.

    The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.

    The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students in 2018-19 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.

    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

  • Career opportunities

    The course is designed to give you a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding year which will add significantly to your skills, knowledge, and enhance your career opportunities on graduation.

    The course allows full integration with existing science based BSc courses and the chance of a substantive research project.

    In addition to providing subject-specific knowledge, we equip you with the best possible skills for future careers. There is a strong emphasis on practical-based teaching, small-group teaching, online learning and problem solving. You will gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. You will be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your intercalating year.