Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Leeds Medical School

Overview of University of Leeds Medical School


The University of Leeds, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. Its strong academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines provides a wealth of opportunities, and has a real cultural, economic and societal impact on the world. Leeds University Medicine MBChB course is one of the most competitive in the UK and is recognised for the quality of its teaching and assessment.


Leeds Medicine Course Structure

Leeds school of medicine strong partnerships with the major Leeds teaching hospitals, regional general hospitals, general practices, hospices and private organisations provide our students with early clinical experience across primary care, hospital care and the wider community. Years one and two While on placement in a general practice in years one and two, you will work with voluntary groups close to your practice – helping you learn the importance of the voluntary sector as potential partners in healthcare delivery. Year three In year three students will integrate their clinical skills and knowledge by undertaking five junior clinical placements, each lasting five weeks. Year four In year four you undertake a further five clinical placements lasting six weeks in each specialty. Year five As a year five MBChB student you will participate in a mandatory series of clinical placements with a strong focus on transition to early postgraduate practice.

Leeds Medicine Entry Requirements


Six 5-9s (B-A*) including Chemistry and Biology (or Dual Science/Double Science), English Language and Mathematics.

A Levels


Must include chemistry or biology. If Chemistry is not offered then Biology must be offered with either Physics or Maths.


35 points

Including 6 in 3 subjects at higher level, one of which must be chemistry. Two subjects from biology, maths and physics must also be offered at higher or standard level if not offered at GCSE. English must be offered with a mark of at least 5 at standard level if not offered at GCSE.

Scottish Higher

AAAAB at higher level, including biology

Scottish Advanced

AB at Advanced Higher, including A in chemistry


Leeds University Medicine Admission Tests





How Does Leeds Medical School Look At The BMAT?

Only 5% towards interview selection criteria, applicants are ranked into quintiles. 

No cutoff score used.




Course Information

Graduate Entry




University of Leeds Medical School offers a BSc year, usually after year 2, 3 or 4 of the MBChB. Half of the students intercalate.


Work Experience at Leeds Medicine

Many applicants gain insight through work experience, voluntary work, part-time employment or organised community schemes. Activities connected to or independent of the school are given equal merit. Leeds Medical School understand that it can be difficult to get work experience at a hospital or GP surgery, but work experience in a care setting such as at hospices or homes for the elderly, or anywhere clinical care is delivered e.g. community pharmacy, chiropodists etc., is also acceptable.


Personal Statement for Leeds University Medicine

Not assessed, but used at interview as an opportunity to demonstrate your motivation and enthusiasm to study medicine.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



This is a new foundation course for students from widening participation backgrounds. There is automatic progression to the full Leeds medicine course as long as certain requirements are met. 


Foundation Year Medicine Leeds Entry Requirements:

  • A level: BBC including Chemistry or Biology at B grade. Physics or Maths must also be offered if Chemistry is not taken.

  • GCSE: A minimum of 6 GSCEs at grade C 4 or above will be required in Maths, English Language, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Science.

  • BMAT: Required

  • UCAT: Not Required

Contact Leeds for their widening access criteria which must be met. Their "Access to Leeds" criteria is listed below:

You will be eligible for Access to Leeds if you are a UK student and you meet two of the following six criteria:

  • You are from a household with an annual income of £25,000 or below or in receipt of 16-19 Bursary Fund or Discretionary Learner Support with an income threshold of £25,000 or in receipt of free school meals during your GCSE studies.

  • You are the first generation of your immediate family to go to university.

  • You attended a school achieving below the national average at GCSE (Attainment 8 score).

  • Your studies have been disrupted by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life.

  • You live in an area with low progression to higher education (see our online postcode checker).

  • You live or grew up in public care.


Leeds Medicine Interview


- Number of stations: 8 

- Length of each station: 6 minutes


Invitations to interview are issued by email in batches starting in December. If you are unable to attend on the interview date offer we can in exceptional circumstances offer you an alternative date. However, they cannot guarantee that one will be available.


  • Discuss the BMAT Section 3 essay

  • General/Personal Statement Station

  • About you

  • Role play Station

  • Motivation & Insight into Medicine

  • Ethical Dilemma


Contact Details

Leeds Institute of Medical Education
Room 7.09
Wosley Building
University of Leeds

Tel:  0113 343 7234


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