University of Leeds
Biomedical Sciences MBiol (Hons)
University of Leeds

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 75 graduates of Biomedical Sciences MBiol (Hons) and other courses in Medical & Healthcare Science Research at University of Leeds for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Medical & Healthcare Science Research.

Overall student satisfaction
60 /100
75 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Medicine and Dentistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Medical & Healthcare Science Research at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £34000 £42500 £48000
25-75 percentile range £32000 - £39000 £37000 - £47500 £41500 - £55000

Course Description

Become an expert in the Biomedical Sciences, a rapidly-growing area, developing solutions to a wide range of challenges linked to maintaining health and wellbeing through every stage of life. You’ll gain an integrated knowledge of the human body; how its organs, tissues and cells work together to keep you healthy, and what goes wrong in disease.

Explore cutting edge research in areas such as regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, drug discovery, cancer biology and dementia. You will be part of an investigative-based inspirational and engaging learning experience, informed by our research, and delivered by world leading academics.

Staff in our school are leaders in Biomedical Sciences disciplines that encompass anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, biochemistry and microbiology, with many working in conjunction with other disciplines such as medical engineering, advanced materials science, computing and robotics.

Our focus will be on making you workplace ready. You’ll undertake an independent capstone or culminating research project, bringing together the knowledge, skills and attributes developed throughout your degree.

This integrated Masters (MBiol) gives you an additional year of specialist training. You will study advanced research topics and undertake your own extended research project within one of the major research laboratories in the School of Biomedical Sciences or an appropriate period of work based practice. You may also choose to apply for our 3 year BSc and transfer to an MBiol up until the end of your second year, subject to suitable academic performance, subject to suitable academic performance and availability.

Course highlights:

  • Designed to give a broad scientific foundation and key graduate skills for those interested in biomedical sciences.
  • Explore cutting edge biomedical research delivered by world-leading researchers.
  • Delivered using inspirational, engaging and inclusive approaches.
  • Experimental skills modules throughout the first 2 years train you to design and conduct experiments to find answers to key biomedical questions.
  • Develop the key skills and attributes that will set you apart in both the competitive graduate job market and when seeking to commence a PhD.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Biomedical Sciences MBiol (Hons) at University of Leeds

30% Welfare and housing associate professionals
25% Teaching Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Caring personal services
5% Legal professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Medical & Healthcare Science Research

Qualification requirements

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

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Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees taught
    • no components less than 6.0
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees research
    • no components less than 5.5
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • No components less than 5.5
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Biomedical Sciences, MBiol (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of University of Leeds in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Leeds in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #13 
    • #21 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #17 
    • #25 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #15 
    • #104 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

See all 34 university rankings of University of Leeds

About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a government funded research university based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The main campus is situated approximately one mile north of Leeds city centre, and is also close to the popular student neighbourhoods of Hyde Park, Woodhouse, and Headingley.

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