University of Leeds Medical School Gateway Year to Medicine MBChB (A101)


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.

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

Key Points

  • Foundation year entry
  • High BMAT
  • Low A-levels

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
Gateway to medicine entry - 6 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
BMATAverage score 2019: 13.40
Cut off score: none used
Average BMAT Score: Average BMAT score for applicants who attended interview:
2019: 13.40
2018: 10.95
2017: 11.29 Weighing: 100%, applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are ranked based on their BMAT score to invite to interview.
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE’s only used as minimum requirement
Grades required: 6 GCSEs above grade C must include Chemistry and Biology (or Dual/Double Science), English Language, and Mathematics.
Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology
Grades required: BBC
If chemistry is not offered then either Physics or Maths must also be offered.
Applicants who are predicted ABB or greater in any subject combination who also meet the widening participation criteria should apply via the access to Leeds route to the A100 course.
Retake policyN/A
Scottish highersN/A
Scottish advancedN/A
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)N/A
Applications in 19/20N/A
Interviews in 19/20N/A
Offers in 19/20N/A
Success rate in 19/20N/A


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LilyMedic Mind Tutor

12 January 2021

Evening pls I want to know if I still have a space in your gateway to medcine for 2021.
I have 6 A
2 A*
1 6
1 7
Predicted 3 A in my A level

LilyMedic Mind Tutor

12 January 2021

Sorry if u still have space in your gateway to medcine for 2021 .

LilyMedic Mind Tutor

12 January 2021

Evening pls I want to know if u still have a space in your gateway to medcine for 2021. My GCSE results are
6 A
2 A*
1 6
1 7
Predicted 3 A in my A level