A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject (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 (or international equivalent) and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the Molecular Medicine MSc admissions team.
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).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
International applicants: Apply by 15 July 2019 (midnight) or until the programme is full.
UK/EU applicants: Apply by 15 August 2019 (midnight) or until the programme is full.
We strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of securing an offer.
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 2019
- UK/EU: £9,250 (total)
- International: £21,500 (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 – Intercalation scholarships (for Leeds medical students only)
Two scholarships of £1,500 will be awarded to the two highest ranking Leeds medical students (Year 3 and Year 4 considered).
If there are students in different year groups applying to intercalate in the MSc Molecular Medicine the scholarship will be split so that the highest ranking student in each year group receive an award.
If there are only students from one year group applying to intercalate in the MSc Molecular Medicine the award will be made to the top two ranking students within the year group applying.