A-level: ABB including a science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics). Other science based subjects will be considered.
We consider all A-level subjects for the remaining grades, except general studies or critical thinking.
EPQs are not considered within our scoring.
GCSE: A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above (or 4 or above) required in Maths, English Language, and Science.
The School of Medicine recognises that some applicants may have studied a more flexible curriculum, where they have been able to progress through their educational development at an appropriate rate according to their ability. Where a Level 2 (for example, GCSE) or Level 3 (for example, A Level) qualification has been taken ‘early’ the academic reference should include the reasons for this so that it can be taken into consideration by the admissions team.
Other course specific tests:
Please note that applicants must be 18 years of age or over by 1st September in the year that they will be entering the course.
Evidence of Study
Applicants will need to show evidence of study in the last 5 years.
The University of Leeds is obliged to refuse admission to applicants for certain courses which are regulated by national or statutory bodies where enhanced DBS checks or Certificates of Good Conduct reveal prior criminal behaviour giving rise to concern for the protection of the public.
As part of your application to study you are required to declare any criminal convictions in order that certain checks with the DBS can be undertaken. The University will send further instructions as part of the admissions process where such checks are required.
The DBS check can only include background checks on your time in the UK. If you have been resident in the UK for less than 3 years, then a criminal record check from your home country is required in addition to the UK DBS check. This may be referred to as a ‘Certificate of Good Conduct’ (CoGC) but the name varies.
Occupational Health Clearance
Any offer of a place to study on this course is conditional upon a satisfactory confidential occupational health assessment, which will include a health questionnaire, and if necessary further telephone consultation and/or an appointment with an occupational health clinician. Screening for serious communicable disease, (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and a review of immunisation status and needs, which includes COVID-19, will also be arranged before beginning your studies.
HEOPS offers guidance on occupational health resources and health surveillance.
For students and applicants to the Faculty of Medicine and Health, please see our dedicated webpage for more information about Occupational Health.
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.
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 Leaving Certificate (higher Level)
(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, Maths or Physics.
We do not accept T Level qualifications for this course.
Interdisciplinary Science Foundation: a minimum grade of 60% overall, with a minimum of 55% in each subject.
Refer to admissions for other foundation course eligibility.
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 Deadline
In order for us to give your application due consideration, we'll need you to submit your Access to Leeds (A2L) application at the same time as you submit your UCAS application.
Please note we're unable to accept applications for A2L after the deadline of 8th February, so get your applications in as early as possible, ideally by the UCAS deadline of 25th January 2023.
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 (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics). Other science based subjects will be considered.
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, Maths 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 distinction. We normally recommend the Applied Science route and strongly advise you to contact the School to discuss the suitability of your chosen BTEC course.
Access to HE
122 points equivalent.
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 no previous access to higher education.
Foundation year or OU module candidates are not eligible for A2L offers
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. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
Values based recruitment is carried out across our vocational programmes. Candidates who apply to more than one vocational course in the School of Medicine will only be considered for one course. Please note that if a candidate demonstrates motivation and insight for another non-School of Medicine vocational course (e.g. nursing or dentistry) they will be rejected without further consideration.
Where possible, candidates who apply for multiple programmes within the School of Medicine will be informed that they must choose one course only.
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.
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 receive a written invitation to attend a multiple mini interview with the School of Medicine. This allows us to further assess your aptitude for and interest in the course.
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.
School of Medicine undergraduate admissions policy 2023
International: £27,500 (per year)
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2022/23
For UK full-time undergraduate students starting in 2022/23 the fee 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 government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students for 2023/24 have been agreed by the UK Government and will remain at the current fee level of £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 government and may vary if policy changes.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 should be available on individual course pages from September 2022.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Additional cost information
<p>Travel and accommodation costs you incur in attending your clinical placements must be paid for by the student. Contributions to these costs is considered on an annual basis for Health Education England</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.