- MSc Bioscience
- MSc Biotechnology
- MSc Human Disease and Therapy
- MSc Infection and Immunity
- MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology
- MRes / MSc Biodiversity and Conservation
Each course has its own web section covering course content, entry requirements, staff and student profiles, fees, scholarships and careers information.
Follow the links above to browse the ones which interest you.
The Step up to Masters website is designed to help you Step Up to your time as a Masters student, so that you can make the most of all the opportunities offered at the University of Leeds, Faculty of Biological Sciences. It is designed to prepare you for living in Leeds but more importantly for studying at this higher level. You will find it packed with useful information.
How to apply for a taught postgraduate (Masters) degree
Application to the University of Leeds is a 5-stage process:
1 You decide on the qualification and programme to which you wish to apply.
2 You complete an online application form and upload supplementary information/documents to support your application.
3 We process your application.
4 We inform you of our decision.
5 If we make you an offer, you respond by accepting, declining or deferring.
All applicants should normally have, or expect to achieve, a First or Upper Second Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Applicants with equivalent relevant professional experience are encouraged to contact the Student Education Office prior to applying.
The quickest way to apply for an MRes/MSc programme is online. It’s quick and easy and you can track your application through its various stages.
We need the following documents to assess your application:
- Completed Online Application Form (for Taught Postgraduate Study)
- You must complete a supporting statement using the form provided in this link.
- Full CV
- Transcript of degree examination marks achieved to date
- Two academic references (template available here)
- Evidence of English language qualification (non-native English speakers only)
- Copy of final degree certificate (if completed)
For further help please or contact the Student Education Office or our overseas offices.
If you would prefer you can download a paper application form to print out and complete. We require the same supporting documentation as for online applications (see above). Please post paper applications to: Taught Postgraduate Admissions, Central Student Administration, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 4044
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 3877
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible for taught postgraduate programmes. Please note that places on our programmes are limited and have the potential to be filled if you apply later in the year.
International students are particularly advised to apply as early as possilbe to ensure that they have sufficient time to obtain a visa and prepare for arrival in the UK. If you intend to apply for funding, you should submit an application for a place at least one month before any specific scholarship deadline. An offer of a place is needed for many of the scholarships available to international students and closing dates can often be early in the year.
Download the Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2015.
Information on all scholarships available can be found at the University of Leeds online scholarships database
Information and guidance is also available from Leeds University Union.
Eligibility for scholarships and bursaries will vary according to personal circumstances:
- University of Leeds Alumni Tuition Fee Bursary
Eligibility: Self-funded Leeds University Alumni
Closing date: Ongoing
Value: The University will pay 10% of your tuition fee
- The Faculty of Biological Sciences Masters International Scholarships
Eligibility: Self-funded International students
Closing date: Ongoing
Value: £2,000 towards academic fees
- Tetley & Lupton Taught Postgraduate Scholarships
Eligibility: International students
Closing date: 2 February 2015
- GREAT University of Leeds Scholarships - India 2015
Eligibility: Self-funded Indian students for MSc Bioscience or MSc Biotechnology
Closing date: 30 April 2015
Value: £7,500 towards academic fees
- Lhasa Scholarships
Eligibility: Self-funded UK/EU students
Closing date: 29 June 2015
Value: £4,000 towards academic fees
- Santander Scholarships
Eligibility: UK/EU students
Closing date: 8 May 2015
Value: £5,000 / £2,000 contribution towards academic fees
Please note you only need to complete one scholarship application form to be considered for both the Fee and Santander Scholarships
- 'Widening access to postgraduate study and the professions’
Eligibility: UK students - please see other criteria
Closing date: 13 June 2014, 5pm
Value: £10,000 cash paid in instalments over the duration of a one-year full-time or two-year part-time eligible qualification.
Taught Postgraduate (Masters) Admissions
Faculty of Biological Sciences Student Education Office
LC Miall Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT, UK
How to find us
We are located near the city centre and the local signposting can be a bit tricky, so please allow plenty of time to get here. The Faculty of Biological Sciences is located in the southern part of the University of Leeds campus. Look out for the green and white signposts on campus to help you find your way.