University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a World Top 100 University. You’ll be taught by leading scientists and clinicians who directly inform the curriculum from their new and exciting research. With state-of-the-art clinical facilities and infrastructure, we promote an environment that encourages and advances research with real-world impact. At Leeds, we want to help aspiring students tap into their potential. We are committed to attracting future leading researchers, like you.

Home to our tight-knit community of students from around the world, the Leeds campus offers a warm welcome and boasts superb extra-curricular opportunities. Along-side our stimulating academic environment, you’ll also have the chance to expand your personal interests and to sample life in a dynamic and diverse city.

Intercalating is your chance to discover what interests you both personally and professionally. It’s an opportunity to take stock, look beyond the core medical curriculum and turn your attention to specialist skills and topics. Intercalating in MRes Medicine is an investment in your future career. With us, you will develop the transferable skills you need to help you complete your medical degree, and enter your chosen field.

The Medicine MRes is a strongly research-based course, which gives you the training and opportunity to develop as a scientist or scientifically-literate clinician.

It can help you to gain:
– a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques relevant to medical research
– the ability to critically and creatively evaluate current issues in medicine and health.

You’ll gain experience in formulating new hypotheses and exploring the causes and consequences of diseases by conducting rigorous scientific research in a laboratory or with patients.

A nine-month research project helps you to develop specialised knowledge, as well as design and undertake a substantial piece of publishable research. You’ll be based in one of our internationally-renowned institutes and be supervised by leading experts in their field. You can choose from a range of research opportunities in applied health, cancer and pathology, cardiovascular, genes and development, medical education and musculoskeletal topics.

We strongly encourage all applicants to check our list of research projects for 2019/20 and contact the supervisory team to discuss projects before applying. In your personal statement you can state your preferred three research projects.

The School of Medicine is a major international centre for research and education. Our ambition is to improve health and reduce health inequalities, locally and globally, through excellent research and its translation into healthcare practice, and the education of future scientific and clinical leaders who will advocate and practise an evidence-based approach.

Entry requirements

Medical students from other universities may apply for entry to postgraduate (MSc/MA/MPH/MRes) intercalated programmes of study offered at Leeds, following Year 3 of their Medicine course; please review individual course entry requirements by returning to the intercalation homepage and clicking on the postgraduate course you are interested in.

Closing date

Midnight 30th January 2022