Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 or equivalent in a Biological Sciences subject (with a substantial proportion of ‘molecular’ content), Bioprocessing or Biochemical Engineering, but relevant experience may be taken into account. In addition, you’ll need to demonstrate leadership potential, which might be evidenced from academic, sporting, volunteering or other professional experience.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. 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).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
Documents and information you’ll need:
- Completed online application form (for Taught Postgraduate Study).
- Completed supporting statement outlining your career intentions and state how your achievements/experiences set you up to excel on this course. Plus describe your leadership style and experiences and how you can become a future leader in biopharmaceutical development.
- Full CV.
- 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 you’re an overseas student).
Find out more about how to apply.
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If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Applicants who require a student visa are not permitted to study our MSc in Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement), but are permitted to study our MSc Biopharmaceutical Development programme. This programme includes a mandatory work placement that consists of more than 50% of the total length of the course. The UKVI Home Office will not issue a visa if the duration exceeds 50%. Further information can be found here.
We’ll consider any international applicants that do not require a student visa. Please contact our taught postgraduate admissions team directly firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We process your application.
- We inform you of our decision.
- If we make you an offer, you respond by accepting or declining.
Taught postgraduate confirmation
Taught postgraduate applicants are required to submit their results for consideration as soon as possible. Applicants who require a Student visa to study in the UK are recommended to submit their results no later than 31 July, although they will still be considered if submitted after this date.
It is standard procedure to interview applicants, prior to making a decision on their application, for MRes Neuroscience, MRes Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, MSc Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement) and MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine. Interviews do not form part of the standard admissions process for other programmes in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.
Application deadline: 31 August 2024
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2024
- UK: £24,500 (Total)
- International: £37,000 (Total)
Home fees explained
Students who are self-funding will pay the tuition fee in 4 instalments across the duration of the course (September and February). If you are receiving a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England you can set up an alternative instalment plan in line with your loan payments. In this case, you will pay the tuition fee in 6 instalments across the duration of the course (November, February and May).
Deferred fee structure
An alternative payment option is available to allow you to defer part of your fees until you start your paid placement. Please contact our admissions team to discuss these; email@example.com.
There are other general living costs which you will need to budget for. Read more about paying fees and charges.
International fees explained
Applicants who require a student visa are not permitted to study our MSc in Biopharmaceutical Development (Industrial Placement). This programme includes a mandatory work placement that consists of more than 50% of the total length of the course. The UKVI Home Office will not issue a visa if the duration exceeds 50%. Further information can be found here.
However, we have a 12-month Biopharmaceutical Development MSc programme variant suitable for international applicants requiring a student visa. This programme involves undertaking a substantial research project conducted within the research laboratories of the University of Leeds.
We will consider any international applicants that do not require a student visa. Please contact our taught postgraduate admissions team directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sources of funding
Professional and Career Development Loans = between £300 and £10,000. Find out more.
You can also search our postgraduate scholarships database
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Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
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
The Faculty of Biological Sciences offers a number of Masters scholarships to support and reward students from the UK and around the world. Don’t miss out on available support, visit our dedicated faculty scholarship page to check your eligibility.
Government-backed loan = If you are ordinarily resident in England or the Republic of Ireland and planning to start your first full-time, part-time or distance learning taught or research Masters course from September 2023 you may be eligible to apply for a UK government Postgraduate Masters Loan to help towards your study-related costs. 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