Other course specific tests:
You must have successfully completed at least the first two years of a degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or a related subject. Your current institution must also allow you to take an intercalation year as part of your main degree.
If English isn't your first language, you'll need a qualification that proves your language level, such as IELTS (6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component). We accept a range of alternative qualifications for both degrees and language qualifications - contact us for more information.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component..
How to apply
For information about how to apply, visit the School of Medicine’s intercalation pages.
Documents to include
- Your degree certificate and transcripts of all relevant qualifications, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying.
- Two academic references – see the admissions policy (below) for details.
- Evidence of your English language test scores, if English isn’t your first language.
- Supporting statement: this is optional, but presents a great opportunity to tell us more about yourself and can be useful preparation for your interview. There's no word limit but you should include:
- Why you want to study your chosen course at Leeds
- What role ethics play in your professional life (if relevant)
- What knowledge and understanding you currently have of ethics (if relevant)
- How studying ethics will contribute to your academic and/or professional development
- Application essay: this will be used to assess your ability to construct arguments and defend a coherent ethical position. It should be 1000-1500 words long and address a topic relevant to your chosen course. You can choose from the questions below, or contact us about an alternative:
- How should doctors decide who shall live when not all can live?
- Is foetal abnormality a morally defensible ground for performing an abortion?
- Should women be allowed to bear babies for a fee?
- Can deception in research be justified?
- When, if ever, are doctors justified in breaching a patient’s confidentiality?
UK: See fees section below
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2019, the fee for 2019/20 will be £9,250.
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 starting in the 2019/20 academic year 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.
Read about possible financial support for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.