BSc First Class or 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological sciences or natural sciences. Subject to University regulations, MBChB or BDS students who had completed 3 years of study would be eligible to intercalate.
While the course does not assume any prior knowledge of statistics, we require that students demonstrate their aptitude for statistics from either undergraduate teaching in statistics/mathematics, an A-level (or equivalent) in mathematics or other relevant experience.
English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any single component. Alternative English language requirements that are acceptable are:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.
Pearson (Academic) of 64 overall with no less than 60 in any component.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) of 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component.
Trinity College Integrated Skills in English of a Pass in ISE II or above (if taken in the UK).
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any single component. 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
Documents and information you’ll need:
completed online application form (for Taught Postgraduate Study)
transcript of degree examination marks achieved to date
copy of final degree certificate (if completed)
evidence of English language qualification (non-native English speakers only)
copy of passport (if you’re an overseas student)
completed supporting statement.
To help us assess your application, please write a supporting statement. As a guideline, we would expect this statement to be 1-2 pages in length. In your statement please:
Provide a brief synopsis of any courses/modules you have studied that have covered statistics and/or statistical analysis. Please make reference to your academic transcript, as this information is not always apparent from the course titles.
Provide details of any previous or current research experience (e.g. undergraduate project, vacation placements, fieldwork, internships). Describe clearly the aim of the work, your part in it, how long the project lasted and whether this research was carried out individually or in a group. Also mention the specific techniques you have used. Again, please ensure that you make reference to the statistical aspects.
Outline the reasons why you wish to study this particular Masters programme. Explain how the skills and experiences you have outlined above are relevant to your programme of choice and the career you intend to pursue.
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Faculty of Biological Sciences Taught Admissions Policy 2021
- UK: £11,750 (total)
- International: £24,750 (total)
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For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
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.
Scholarships for Faculty of Biological Sciences students
We award a generous range of scholarships to UK and international students. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills. Find out more about the range of scholarships we have to offer.
Government-backed loan up to £11,222. Find out more.
Alumni bursary - If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
You can also search our postgraduate scholarships database or you can also find information on MoneySavingExpert
Following funding from Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) we are able to offer 4 fully-funded places to students who have applied to study MSc Precision Medicine: Genomics and Analytics starting in 2021. The funding is open to UK and international students and will cover the cost of UK fees (£11,750) as well as offering a stipend of around £15,285 to cover living expenses. This funding is awarded based on academic merit. Visit our scholarships page to find out more about how to apply.