Medicine at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Research stands at the forefront of science to prevent illness, develop therapies and improve human health. At Leeds, our ambition is to drive forward research to make impactful changes on both local and international levels. The MRes Medicine is designed to resemble a mini-PhD. It is an exciting research-based course designed to challenge your critical and creative approach to current issues in medicine and health. We will provide you with training and opportunities to develop as a scientist or scientifically literate clinician, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques relevant to medical research. MRes students frequently use the experience gained as a springboard to a PhD, a career in industry, or a clinical academic position. Course highlights

  • Be part of a major international centre for research and education.
  • Take on a nine-month research project to develop your specialised knowledge.
  • Choose from a range of research opportunities including applied health, cancer and pathology, cardiovascular, genes and development, medical education and musculoskeletal topics.
  • Grow and refine your skills and knowledge to improve the lives of patients.
  • Design and undertake a substantial piece of publishable research.
  • Study in one of our internationally-renowned institutes and learn from leading experts in their field.
  • Self-designed projects are possible.
  • Gain experience formulating new hypotheses.
  • Explore the causes and consequences of diseases by conducting rigorous scientific research in a laboratory, with patients or with patient data.


The taught modules are designed to stimulate a deep and critical knowledge of research, while our offer optional modules to allow you to develop a comprehensive knowledge of different approaches to medical research. Between them, these modules will give you the skills you need to complete your research project, and help you understand how individual research projects fit in with the wider scientific community.

Assessment method

All modules are assessed by the submission of coursework, workbooks, reports and reviews.

Entry requirements

Applications will be considered from: Non-graduates who have successfully completed three years of a UK medical degree (or equivalent), and wish to take the MRes course as an intercalated course. Applicants with a first class or second class first division degree in a science allied with medicine (including anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science). Applicants with a MBChB, BChD or BVMS from a UK or EU University graduates with a second class second division science degree normally with appropriate work experience (two years or more) in a health subject area. This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation. English language requirements IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

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Medicine at University of Leeds - UCAS