A-level: ABB including a science subject (biology, human biology, chemistry, maths and physics). Other science based subjects will be considered.
GCSE: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above (or 4 or above) required in Maths, English Language, and Science.
Other course specific tests:
You will need to show evidence of study in the last 5 years.
Access to HE Diploma
45 credits at level 3, which must be at distinction and include 15 credits from science subjects. We strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen Access course. We consider Access Courses to be suitable for mature applicants (21 plus) who have been out of full-time education and have had no previous access to higher education.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF): distinction/distinction/distinction and must contain at least one-third science content at distinction.
Health and Social Care qualifications have insufficient science content and will only be considered with an additional science A level – biology, human biology, chemistry, maths and physics.
All BTEC modules must be listed on your UCAS form or else your application will be rejected.
Three Merits (M1) in 3 Principal Subjects, one of which must be a science
34 points overall, including 3 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5, one of which must be a science subject
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
(Leaving Certificate): AABBBB, including English, maths and 2 science subjects.
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB at Advanced Higher level and AABBB at Higher level
B at Advanced Higher level and AAABB at Higher level.
For applicants without Advanced Highers, we require AABBBB at Higher level.
Each of these options requires 1 science, from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Interdisciplinary Science with Foundation Year: Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 65%
Interdisciplinary Studies with Preparation for Higher Education: Successful completion of the year with an overall score of at least 65%
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds Offer
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above (or 4 or above) required in Maths, English, and Science.
BBC and must still include a science subject to grade B.
CC at Advanced Higher level and AABBB at Higher level.
C at Advanced Higher level and AABBB at Higher Level.
For applicants without Advanced Highers, we require BBBBBB at Higher level.
Each of these options requires 1 science, from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Irish Highers (leaving certificate)
Require a minimum of 6 subjects taken at Higher level (not ordinary IO) and must include English language and maths plus 2 sciences from biology, physics or chemistry, grades required are minimum BBBBBB.
Three Merits (M2) in 3 Principal Subjects, one of which must be a science.
33 points overall, including 2 higher level subjects at minimum of grade 5, one of which must be a science subject.
DDM, with at least one-third science content which must be at a D.
Access to HE, Foundation year or OU module candidates are not eligible for A2L offers
122 points equivalent. For Access courses we would go down to 36 credits, the specific minimum 15 distinction credits for science units must be maintained.
Visit the Lifelong Learning Centre to find out more about our Interdisciplinary Science with Foundation Year and Interdisciplinary Studies with Preparation for Higher Education courses. Please note, you will be expected to have achieved an overall mark of at least 65%.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
The School of Medicine does not normally participate in the UCAS Extra scheme for entry onto the Healthcare Sciences (Cardiac Physiology) BSc degree course. You must tell us in your UCAS application if you want to defer entry and if you have any prior criminal convictions.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the admissions process
Please see the latest School of Medicine Admissions Appeals and Complaints Procedure.
We shortlist applicants against agreed criteria, using the information you submit on your UCAS form only. You must meet the academic entry requirement for the programme, at application or within the academic cycle. Your academic background and personal statement help us to assess your interest in the academic subject and are an important part of the process. The reference you provide on the UCAS form must also support your application.
Shortlisted applicants are normally invited for interview at the School of Medicine. This allows us to further assess your aptitude for and interest in the course. It’s also an opportunity for you to visit the facilities, find out more about the course and meet staff and students.
If shortlisted, you'll receive a written invitation from the School to attend a selection event on a specific time and date. If this date is unsuitable, contact the School and where possible we'll offer an alternative date. If you don't notify us and don't attend a selection event, your application will be rejected.
Interviews are through multiple mini interviews, where we further assess applicants’ non-academic qualities. There are currently four interview stations, which applicants progress around. Each station currently lasts 6 minutes, with 2 minutes to move between stations and read the next task. The format of stations varies. At the end of each station the examiners award marks, according to a pre-determined standardised scale. After the completion of all stations we calculate a ranked score.
Offers are made on the basis of merit and the decision to make an offer after interview depends entirely on your performance at interview, not on your predicted or achieved academic performance, or other scores.
There will also be an opportunity at these selection events to speak with current students.
School of Medicine undergraduate admissions policy 2021
UK: See fees section below
International: £25,250 (per year)
UK undergraduate tuition fees for 2021 entry
For UK full-time students starting in 2021, the fee for 2021/22 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the UK government and may vary if policy changes.
EU students starting in 2021/22
EU students starting their course in the 2021/22 academic year or later will now be classed as international students and so will need to pay the international student tuition fee.
UK undergraduate tuition fees for 2022 entry
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2022/23 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. In other years, the government has confirmed fee levels in the summer. When the fee is confirmed we will publish an update on all course pages.
Tuition fees for new international students for 2022 entry
Tuition fees for international students are published on each individual course page. These are usually published a year in advance, so 2022 course fees should be available from September 2021.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Visit our Brexit page for the latest information on the effect of the UK's exit from the EU on current students and applicants to the University.
Additional cost information
<p>You will receive a contribution towards travel costs you may incur in attending your clinical placements, this is currently available to all students attending placements outside of the Leeds area e.g. placements in Hull, Sheffield, Bradford, Doncaster, York, etc. A contribution towards accommodation costs is also provided, where travel to and from placement on a daily basis is not possible. Provision of this financial support is assessed on an individual basis, depending on placement location and circumstances.</p>
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
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.