University of Leeds

The University of Leeds Medical School in England provides the Medicine course


Leeds has decided on a method similar to their previous use of UCAT using the total score offered by each candidate which will be compared with all the other applicants to Leeds scores. Those in the top 20% will receive the full mark available for this part of their application and those in the bottom 20% will receive the lowest mark available for this part of their application. From this you can see that they do not use a pre-determined cut-off threshold. The BMAT total score will be calculated from a sum of the scores achieved in section 1, 2 and 3 although section 3 will have half the weighting of the other sections as it will be revisited during the interview stage of the selection process.

Personal Statement

Not formally scored, but it is essential that applicants take this opportunity to demonstrate their motivation and enthusiasm to study.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requrements for Leeds Medical School are:

  • Maths - Grade 5 minimum
  • English - Grade 5 minimum
  • Science - Grade 5 minimum in minimum in Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science.
  • Other requiremants -  6 GCSEs at grade 5 minimum including English Language, Maths, Biology and Chemistry (or Dual Award Science)

9 GCSEs are scored, with a maximum of 27 points available, with 3 points for an 8/9, 2 points for a 7, and 1 point for a 6/5. GCSEs make up 67.5% of the weighting in scoring for interview

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

AAA at A level including Chemistry or Biology. Physics or Maths must also be offered if Chemistry is not taken.

Scottish Highers: Typical offer AAAAB at Higher including Biology and Chemistry, and AB at Advanced Higher, including A in Chemistry or Biology.

International Baccalaureate

35 points with a mark of 6 in 3 Higher Level subjects one of which must be Chemistry or Biology. Two subjects from Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics must also be offered at either Higher or Standard Level if not offered at GCSE. If English not offered at GCSE, this must be offered with a mark of at least 5 at Standard level.

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

2.1 in appropriate topic. If Chemistry or Biology is not offered at A level grade B or above then equivalent content must be offered at degree.

Widening Participation

Access to Leeds applicants receive special consideration from admissions tutors and those who receive an offer are given an alternative offer alongside their standard offer. See website for details

University Link

University of Leeds Medical School

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