BSc First Class or 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant scientific discpline 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 stuy would be eligible to intercalate.
A-level mathematics or equivalent level of numeracy demonstrated through undergraduate degree or other relevant experience will also be required.
English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any single compenent. 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
How to apply
Documents and information you’ll need:
- completed online application form (for Taught Postgraduate Study)
- full CV
- 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 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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If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
- we process your application
- we inform you of our decision
- if we make you an offer, you respond by accepting, declining or deferring.
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.
Faculty of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2019
- UK/EU: £11,000 (total)
- International: £22,750 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Part-time fees 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.
Alumni Bursary - If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
Professional and Career Development Loans = between £300 and £10,000. Find out more.
You can also search our postgraduate scholarships database
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