Leeds University


The curriculum combines training in medical sciences with clinical and practical skills. With a strong emphasis on communication and practical skills. The University of Leeds is not only a Russell Group university, but is in the top 10 universities in the UK for research power. You will be taught by leading professionals, with access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number +44 (0) 113 343 4379/113 343 7194
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
First two years are mostly taught through lectures, dissection and tutorials. With placement time increasing throughout the years, to nearly full time in year 3-5.
Course length4-5 years
Undergraduate standard entry - 5 years
Accelerated entry into 2nd year - 4 years
9 different BSc options available to students internally, other programmes are also available.
Only 150 students are permitted to intercalate after year 3, however, no limit to the number of students wishing to intercalate after year 2 of year 4.
Courses offered1
Undergraduate standard entry MBChB - 5 years
Graduate entryNo
Graduate applicants are welcome to apply. Top students from Clinical Sciences at Bradford University are able to transfer into year 2 of medicine at Leeds, as part of the Bradford collaborative programme.
Foundation or accessYes
Gateway to medicine programme
University Life
Local areaLeeds
Leeds is a vibrant city with a broad population. The city has a mixture of modern and historic architecture, providing students with a mix of cultures and places to explore.
Social life
Interview styleMMI
8 stations, each lasting 7 minutes with 1 minute between stations to move between the stations, as well as to read the next task.
Interview datesDecember - February
Invites to interview are sent out on a rolling basis from early December, with interviews being held from early December until late February. Decisions on offers are made by late March.
Interview topicsTopics addressed at interview include:
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Self-evaluation
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Role play stations may be used
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATAverage score 2019: 13.40
    Average BMAT score for applicants who attended interview:
    2019: 13.40
    2018: 10.95
    2017: 11.29
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s only used as minimum requirement
    Grades required: 6 GCSEs at grade A*- B (9-5) must include Chemistry and Biology (or Dual/Double Science), English Language, and Mathematics.
    A-levelAAA is common
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology
    Grades required: AAA
    If chemistry is not offered then Biology must be offered with either Physics or Maths
    Note that Leeds do not rate A* as being higher than A, so will not accept A*A*B instead of AAA.
    Retake policyYes
    Applicants resitting exams are only likely to be successful in exceptional circumstances, with well supported extenuating circumstances required.
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: including Biology
    Grades required: AAAAB
    Must also offer advanced highers at grades stated.
    Scottish advancedAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry at grade A
    Grades required: AB
    Must also offer highers at grades stated.
    IB35 points
    Subjects required: Chemistry and two subjects from Biology, Maths and Physics.
    Grades required: 35 points with 666 in 3 subjects including required subject
    BDGA only2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: Science or medically related
    Grades required: 2:1 [hons] degree or higher
    If chemistry not offered at grade B at A-level there must be equivalent chemistry within the degree offered.
    Applications in 18/19Total number of home applicants: 2487
    Home/EU applicants: 2078
    International applicants: 409
    Interviews in 18/19Total number of applicants interviewed: 1056
    Home/EU applicants invited to interview: 881
    International applicants invited to interview: 175
    Offers in 18/19Total number of offers: 473
    Home/EU applicants with offer: 435
    International applicants with offer: 38
    Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 5.3
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in 2.2

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