Medicine at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Studying Medicine will lead you to a long and rewarding career where you’ll transform patient lives every day. With outstanding clinical placements and world-leading educators, we encourage you to develop your knowledge and skills to become a successful doctor from day one. Exceptional placements Learn in an environment where clinical experience is second-to-none. Benefit from our long-established partnerships with major West Yorkshire teaching hospitals, local acute hospitals and GP practices. Here, you will have access to exceptional and varied placements with supervision from industry professionals. Outstanding teaching Our curriculum is informed by the world-leading research carried out at Leeds, and delivered by experts with an exciting and dynamic approach to education, We are international leaders in digital learning. Our curriculum is constantly updated from investment and innovation in our teaching resources. We are a recognised leader in patient and carer involvement. At Leeds, you will gain first-hand insight from people with a medical condition or disability, and their carers from our Patient Carer Community. You will be continuously supported by personal and course tutors, support staff and peer mentoring. Your wellbeing is a priority, and we want to help you make the most of your time at Leeds. Cutting-edge facilities Our newly redeveloped School of Medicine building is home to dedicated teaching facilities to enhance your learning. The Medical Teaching Centre (MTC) is equipped with sector-leading technology, private study spaces and computer clusters for you to develop your understanding of core scientific principles. Our Clinical Skills Education Centre provides superb clinical skills training facilities, including simulation and state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, and allows you to access independent learning opportunities and one-to-one clinical supervision. GMC registration Our programme includes preparation for the GMC Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). Successful completion of the MBChB (and meeting Fitness to Practise criteria) allows you to register provisionally with the General Medical Council (GMC), the regulatory body for doctors in the UK. Gateway Year to Medicine At Leeds we believe that an outstanding medical education should be accessible for all students, regardless of background. That’s why we’ve developed a new Gateway Year to Medicine course, designed to enable students from widening participation backgrounds students to develop their skills and scientific knowledge to advance to the MBChB course. You can find details about entry requirements and the application process on our course page. Values-based recruitment is carried out across our vocational programmes. Candidates who apply to more than one vocational course in the School of Medicine will only be considered for one course. Please note that if a candidate demonstrates motivation and insight for another non-School of Medicine vocational course (eg Nursing or Dentistry) they will be rejected without further consideration. Candidates therefore cannot apply to the Gateway to Medicine and Medicine programmes in the same application cycle. Where possible, candidates who apply for multiple programmes within the School of Medicine will be informed that they must choose one course only.


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Assessment method

We have an international reputation for high quality assessment. Throughout the course, assessment is designed to build your knowledge and skills, following two broad approaches: Assessment for Learning - an informal evaluation technique to identify areas for specific individual support and inspire personal reflection on your performance – through written and practical exams, coursework and clinical assessments. Assessment for Progression - formal written examinations, projects, case reports and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) - where you are tested in Clinical Anatomy, Clinical Skills and Practice, Knowledge Application, Critical Analysis, Writing and Project Skills, and Attitudes and Professionalism. The MBChB with Honours is awarded to outstanding students.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

English language requirements IELTS 7.5 overall, with no less than 7.5 in Spoken English. For other English qualifications, visit our coursepage.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

All students will complete a pre-registration screening questionnaire which allows our occupational health team at the University support you to meet your true potential on the programme despite any pre-existing health concerns you may have. It is important that you notify us even if your symptoms are currently under control as we can ensure that you continue to be supported even if you are moving from different areas of the country. The process also allows our occupational health team to check your immunity requirements so we can ensure that both patients and you are protected and kept safe. This will involve understanding your immunisation record to date. Further details can be found on HEOPS offers guidance on occupational health resources and health surveillance.


The top-ranked applicants are invited for online interview. We expect to invite about 750 candidates to interview. Interviews are through multiple mini interviews, where we further assess applicants’ non-academic qualities. There are currently eight interview stations which applicants progress around. The format of stations varies. At the end of each station the examiners award marks, according to a pre-determined standardised scale. After the completion of all stations we calculate a ranked score.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

We assess your application form against academic criteria, considering your past and predicted grades, and your University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) score. We take into account any issues regarding mitigating circumstances raised in your personal statements and academic reference.

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Fees and funding

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Medicine at University of Leeds - UCAS