Studying Medical Sciences at the University of Leeds will equip you for a wide range of medical and science-related careers. You’ll explore core biomedical subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience, with teaching from expert researchers in world-class facilities.
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On this undergraduate degree you'll gain an integrated knowledge of the human body; how it works in health and disease and of current biomedical science techniques and methodologies.

Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll undertake an extended research project and study advanced medical sciences topics.


As well as providing you with subject-specific knowledge, we aim to equip you with the best possible skills for a variety of future careers. All of our degrees have a strong emphasis on practical based teaching, small group teaching, online learning and problem solving.

Throughout the Medical Science at the University of Leeds, you’ll gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. Supported by the Leeds for Life scheme and your academic and personal tutor, you’ll be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your time at university.

Many students go on to postgraduate entry medical or dental courses, while other graduates further develop their research skills by doing a PhD. The Medical Sciences degree is also attractive to those who envisage careers related to healthcare or medical research.

Examples include laboratory or clinical research, management in healthcare organisations and diagnostic roles (including the NHS Scientist Training Programme). Within the pharmaceutical industry, our graduates are involved in roles ranging from research and development of new drugs to clinical trials and medicines safety.

With a strong focus on wider skills such as data handling, problem-solving and communication skills, our graduates are also well equipped for a range of other careers.


The programme is accredited by The Royal Society of Biology.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills
  • Biology of the Mind
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Human Endocrinology
  • Introduction to Physiology
  • The Basis of Life
  • The Microbial World

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A-level: AAA
  • Including Biology or Chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
  • We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, PE and physics. Science-related subjects: geography, psychology, use of maths and statistics.
  • Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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