Normally a 2:1 honours degree 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.
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
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).
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Applicants who require a Tier 4 (general) 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 Tier 4 visa. Please contact our taught postgraduate admissions team directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Biopharmaceutical Development Taught Postgraduate School Policy 2020
- UK: See fees section below
- International: See fees section below
Home fees explained
Home fees = £21,000
Placement salary = £20,000 (approx.)
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).
Standard fee structure
Download the Home standard fee structure
Deferred fee structure
An alternative payment option is available to allow you to defer part of your fees until you start your paid placement, see breakdown below. Please contact our admissions team to discuss these; email@example.com.
Download the Home deferred fee structure
There are other general living costs which you will need to budget for. Read more about paying fees and charges.
International fees explained
International fees = £30,000 – only for students that do not require a Tier 4 (general) student visa
Applicants who require a Tier 4 (general) 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 Tier 4 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 Tier 4 visa. Please contact our taught postgraduate admissions team directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sources of funding
Alumni Bursary - If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary
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.
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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
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