Studying with us

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Join one of the UK's leading medical schools — where we've been teaching medics for over 180 years.

Our taught masters courses include a focus on the latest research carried out by the School’s specialist institutes, providing you with new insight and understanding as you learn. This means that you'll graduate with a thorough and distinct understanding of the latest thinking and techniques for your field of medicine, which can help set you apart when it comes to future applications.

You'll benefit from teaching which combines a variety of techniques to help provide you with a commanding knowledge of your subject. Traditionally-delivered lectures are complemented by collaborative learning and presentation exercises, which are tailored to enhance understanding and instil confidence when discussing your subject and communicating with colleagues.

Our partnerships

We maintain close links between our School and the NHS Trust. This ensures the relevance of translational research to modern healthcare practice and leads to innovative, integrated postgraduate education. These transferable skills are vital to your development into an outstanding medical practitioner in any field. For clinicians, our patient feedback process helps you to hone your ability to communicate with clarity and consideration, meaning you leave the School thoroughly prepared for professional life. 

We're also proud to have close links with the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development (NCIHD). Through seeking to understand the influencing factors in the effectiveness of health systems, the centre works alongside the World Health Organisation with the aim of achieving universal health coverage in low and middle-income countries.

As well as our research collaboration with the Nuffield Centre, we also offer an engaging selection of courses which focus on the subjects relating to the NCIHD's objectives. These courses offer unique insight through our partnership's research work and provide you with the platform to collaborate with some of the world's leading organisations in their field, while studying for your Masters here at Leeds.

Outstanding facilities

To advance your clinical skills and understanding, you'll have access to excellent equipment and spaces, including the refurbished medical school building and our specialist research facilities.

We are international

Each year over 9,000 international students choose to study with us — meaning we're one of the most diverse universities in the United Kingdom.

Find out more about the benefits of studying at Leeds as an international student.

Emphasis on employability

In addition to our broad array of specialist courses, our careers centre and Leeds for Life initiative also aim to give you the best preparation for transitioning into your profession after university.

We put great emphasis on providing the guidance and support you need to make informed decisions about your future and to make sure you’ll be an outstanding candidate, whatever your career path. It’s through our extensive and personalised career support, as well as our connections with industry, that we’re ranked 9th in the UK for graduate recruitment.

Student life in Leeds

Leeds is an exciting student city, with nightlife, culture and areas of outstanding natural beauty all on your doorstep. With our superb range of accommodation for postgraduates, our emphasis on wellbeing and our pastoral support, it’s no surprise that we’ve been rated 3rd in the UK for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

This experience is enhanced by the number of societies and extra-curricular activities on campus, including a number that are especially for postgraduates. These also include societies which are specific to the School of Medicine as well as hundreds of other options on campus.