Applications will be considered from:
Non-graduates who have successfully completed three years of a UK medical degree (or equivalent), and wish to take the MRes course as an intercalated course.
Applicants with a first class or second class first division degree in a science allied with medicine (including anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science).
Applicants with a MBChB, BChD or BVMS from a UK or EU University graduates with a second class second division science degree normally with appropriate work experience (two years or more) in a health subject area.
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 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 considered based on qualifications and experience.
The course may close before the deadline if capacity reached.
Documents and references for your application:
An academic reference may be requested if required and therefore contact details should be supplied at the point of application.
Personal statement explaining your research interests and stating your three preferred research projects
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.
As part of your application, you will need to choose three research projects, listed in priority order and and identified by the stated supervisor(s). The list will be made available via a link which will be published on this page before the Christmas break.
The deadline for applications is usually in June each year.
Leeds intercalating students need to apply via the Intercalation page. Application deadline is usually towards the end of January each year.
Documents and information you’ll need:
- Transcript of the grades you have received so far in your degree (accompanied by a certified English translation if your transcripts are not written in English).
- Degree certificate if you have already graduated (accompanied by a certified English translation if your certificate is not written in English).
- Personal statement explaining your research interests and stating your three preferred research projects.
- At least one academic reference.
Read more 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.
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 2023
- UK: £12,750 (total)
- International: £28,000 (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.