You will need to meet our minimum entry requirements, which is typically at least a 2.1 or 2.2 honours degree. Detailed entry requirements for each course can be found in the fact file on the course pages.
Country specific requirements
We have many international students and we welcome and accept students with a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. For example, by meeting our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.
TOEFL - Internet based test: 92 with at least 21 in listening and reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.
Pearson: 64 on PTE Academic, with at least 60 in each of the skills.
Cambridge Advanced English: 176 overall with no less than 169 in any component
India: Students who have achieved 70% in Class XII (12) English meet our English language requirements.
Pre-sessional English language courses
The University of Leeds Language Centre provides a range of English for Academic Purposes Pre-sessional courses which are designed to help international students develop the necessary language and academic study skills required for successful study on a taught postgraduate degree programme at the University of Leeds. Courses are offered throughout the year with starting dates in September, January, April, July or August.
For further information, please visit the Language Centre’s website or contact the Language Centre via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you based in China with an offer to study with us?
The Language Centre run a Special Postgraduate Entry Scheme designed to prepare students, graduating from high ranking Chinese universities, for academic study at the University of Leeds on certain postgraduate programmes. Please contact us to find out what programmes are available. Click here for more information about this Scheme.
The Special Postgraduate Entry Scheme leaflet is available for download here.