Applicants should normally have a good honours degree, e.g. at least a UK 2:2 (or international equivalent), in a related discipline. Currently, we are accepting candidates with degrees in medicine, physiotherapy, sports therapy or sports rehabilitation/training (appropriate professional registration would be held with the GMC, Health and Care Professions Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers, or international equivalent.)
Applicants also need at least one year of relevant post-graduation clinical experience, and be able to demonstrate clear potential for benefiting from the programme.
This course is also available as an intercalated option to MBCHB students who’ve completed four years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. In order to apply, you will need to submit evidence of appropriate experience and interest. Read more about intercalation.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
For 2020/21 academic year courses the link visible above will take you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
For courses starting from September 2021, applications will open on October 1st 2020 and you will be able to access the application system from that date.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Essential documents you’ll need:
Please note there is competition for places so applications without all of the following will not be considered.
completed online application form (for Taught Postgraduate Study)
a completed supporting statement that must include:
Examples of your aspirations, and commitment to a specialty career in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
A plan for completion of the course (your time available/schedule).
Evidence of your identified funding route.
Reasons why you wish to study this particular course.
transcript of degree examination marks achieved to date
copy of final degree certificate (if completed)
evidence of English language qualification (non-native English speakers only)
copy of passport (if an overseas student)
Find out more about how to apply.
Language Centre Admissions Policy 2021
- UK: £12,250 (total)
- International: £23,750 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
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Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Scholarships for Faculty of Biological Sciences students
We award a generous range of scholarships to UK and international students. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills. Find out more about the range of scholarships we have to offer.
Government-backed loan = Up to £11,222. Find out more.
Alumni bursary = If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
You can also search our postgraduate scholarships database or you can also find information on MoneySavingExpert.