Entry Requirements

A degree in medicine, biological sciences, dentistry, psychology or a good honours degree in a subject relevant to the research topic.

The degree of MD is only available to clinically qualified applicants.  Further details of the entry requirements are available for download below.

MD Entry Requirements (doc)

English language requirements

Candidate whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study.  

The Faculty of Medicine and Health minimum requirements in IELTS and TOEFL tests for PhD, MSc, MPhil, MD are:

  • British Council IELTS - score of 6.5 overall, with no element less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT  - overall score of 92 with the listening and reading element no less than 21, writing element no less than 22 and the speaking element no less than 23.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health minimum requirements in IELTS and TOEFL tests for the Professional Doctorate in Paediatric Dentistry and Integrated PhD are:

  • British Council IELTS - score of 7.0 overall, with no element less than 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT  - overall score of 100 with the listening and reading element no less than 22, writing element no less than 23 and the speaking element no less than 24.

In order to be deemed valid by the UK Border Agency, the score must be less than two years old by the applicant's start date at Leeds.