University of Leeds (Gateway Year)


Leeds Medical School offers 5-year medical degree taking an integrated approach to learning. Students are taught using a combination of problem based learning, traditional lectures and clinical placements. Early patient contact is a key part of the Leeds curriculum, enabling you to build your confidence in communication and management of patients from the very first year.

The Gateway Year is designed specifically for students from widening participation backgrounds hoping to take their first steps into Medicine. Provided that the necessary grades during the Gateway Year are met, students will automatically progress into Year 1 of the standard medical course. The course aims to equip students with effective study strategies and confidence in communicating with a wide range of people including health professionals and patients and carers, fully preparing them for a life-long career in medicine.

Leeds uses a holistic selection process, taking into account previous academic performance as well as BMAT score. Therefore applicants who have a strong all-round application are ideal candidates.

Please note that this program is only open to applicants that meet specific widening participation criteria.

Key Points

  • Foundation Year
  • BMAT
  • Integrated Course
  • Optional Intercalation

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01133434379
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
First two years are mostly taught through lectures, dissection and tutorials. With placement time increasing throughout the years, to full time in year 3-5.
Course length6 years
BSCYes, optional
Options to intercalate at both BSc and MSc are available
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry MBChB - 5 years
A101 Gateway Year to Medicine - 6 years
Graduate entryNo
Note: students studying BSc Clinical Sciences at University of Bradford are able to transfer into year 2 of medicine at Leeds, as part of the Bradford Collaborative Programme.
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaLeeds, Yorkshire
The city has a mixture of modern and historic architecture, providing students with a mix of cultures and places to explore. The medical school is close to the city centre, so everything you need is right on your doorstep.
Social lifeThe University of Leeds has huge range of sports teams and societies to get involved in. Leeds on the whole is a great city to be a student, with two other universities located in the city too. The large student population creates a vibrant and proactive student population with plenty of events year round.
Interview styleMMI
8 stations of 7 minutes each
Interview datesDec-Feb
Interview topics
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Self-evaluation and reflection
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Admissions Tests
    BMATBMAT required
    Top ranked applicants are invited to interview. Academic performance is also considered.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs used for selection
    Minimum requirements: 6 GSCEs at grade C/4 including Maths, English Language, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Science.
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology at grade B
    If Chemistry is not offered then either Physics or Maths must offered instead.
    Note - any applicants who is predicted ABB or greater in any subject combination and who also meet the widening participation criteria should apply via the access to Leeds route to the standard A100 course.
    Retake policyApplicants resitting exams are unlike to be successful without extenuating circumstances
    Scottish highersBBBBC
    Must be offered in combination with Advanced Highers
    Scottish advancedBB
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology
    Applicants with achieved or predicted Advanced Higher grades of AA are not eligible for this course.
    IB29 points
    Subjects required: Higher Level Chemistry at grade 5
    Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 overall including 16 at Higher Level are not eligible for this course
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)N/A
    Applications in 19/20146
    Interviews in 19/2056
    Offers in 19/2037
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 4


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