Applicants should normally have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2:1 in a relevant subject.
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).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.
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.
- 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.
Apply (Full time)
Apply (Part time)
The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
- 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) 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 March 2024
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2024
- UK: £13,750 (Total)
- International: £31,000 (Total)
If you wish to study the African Ecology Field Course, you will need to apply for the ‘with African Field Course programme, which has a higher fee to cover the field course costs.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
If you choose to undertake the Mediterranean Field Course there is additional fee of approximately £700.00* in addition to the course fees. There will also be small costs for travel to and from field sites for certain modules. (*Based on 2017 fees)
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 on our living costs and budgeting page.
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