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Masters Courses

We offer a range of biology Masters courses covering biodiversity, biotechnology, biological and biomedical sciences:Bioscience Masters student at work

Biodiversity and Conservation staff and students in Africa

Each course has its own web section covering course content, entry requirements, staff and student profiles, fees, scholarships and careers information.



Step up to MastersStep up to Masters

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.

Online applications

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:

For further help please or contact the Student Education Office or our overseas offices.

Paper application

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

Application deadlines

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.

Masters Scholarships (2015 entry)

We award a generous range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills.

The University also offers a number of scholarships, visit the scholarships website to find out more.

Eligibility for scholarships and bursaries will vary according to personal circumstances.


  • Leeds Alumni Bursary
    Eligibility: Self-funded Leeds University Alumni
    Closing date: Ongoing
    Value: The University will pay 10% of your tuition fee

  • Lhasa Scholarships
    Eligibility: Self-funded UK/EU students
    Closing date: 29 June 2015
    Value: £4,000 towards academic fees
  • Fee Scholarships

  • 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



Contact Us

Taught Postgraduate (Masters) Admissions

Tel: +44(0) 113 343 1418
Fax: + 44(0) 113 343 1407

By post:

Postgraduate Admissions
Faculty of Biological Sciences Student Education Office
LC Miall Building
University of Leeds

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.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees (Masters) Brochure

The Faculty of Biological Sciences offers a wide range of Masters courses. You can download a copy of our brochure below, please take a few minutes to complete the form.

Download 2015 entry brochure