University of Leeds

Biomedical research generates large volumes of complex data, encompassing genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenotypic data, epidemiology and clinical trial investigations, to inform our understanding of disease mechanisms.

This programme will equip the next generation of scientists with the skills to utilise these data sets in the development of precision medicine. These data impact on the creation of new tailored therapies, aiding earlier diagnosis and the selection of optimal treatment regimens for patients who may be suffering from disorders ranging from common disorders of complex aetiology (such as cancer or cardiovascular disease) to the more rare Mendelian disease (such as muscular dystrophy).

This distinctive programme has been designed to directly meet research needs in industry and academia where there is a need for scientists with both biological knowledge and the computational, statistical and analytical skills to drive genomic precision medicine.

The University of Leeds is now a partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s prestigious national institute for data science. The partnership is spearheaded by the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) with contributions from researchers and data scientists across the University. Research in LIDA sheds new light on health and human behaviour and the action needed to tackle a wide range of medical, social and environmental problems.

Our students will benefit from a research-led education at the forefront of the most cutting-edge data analytics research at Leeds.

LIDA is supported by national programmes such as the MRC’s Medical Bioinformatics who invested £5.7 million to enable ground-breaking and productive bioinformatics research at the interface between the clinic, health records and high volume molecular and phenotypic data sets.

Leeds has also recently been the recipient of huge investments from funding councils across the UK, such as the recent £10 million investment in artificial intelligence and digital pathology.

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.

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