A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification in physics or a related subject (such as engineering, chemistry, geophysics, natural sciences, or mathematics).
A bachelor degree with 2:2 (hons) in physics may be considered, dependent on transcript.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the School of Physics and Astronomy Admissions Team.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:
- don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
- want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.
Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
How to apply
31/07/18 - International
31/08/18 - Home/EU
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you’ll need
Original or certified copies of your transcripts
Original or certified copies of your degree certificate
Copy of passport (if applicable)
Letter of sponsorship (if applicable)
Details of two referees who have knowledge of your academic and/or professional ability
Original or certified copy of your IELTS/TOEFL results (if applicable)
It may help your application if you include a personal statement and CV.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy
- UK/EU: £10,000 (total)
- International: £21,500 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
The School of Physical and Astronomy offers a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students.
Find out more about our scholarships.