Undergraduate Study

Biology Programmes 

Essential subjects:  Biology and either Chemistry or Maths

Typical offer:   AAB (BSc) / AAA (Masters)

All programmes are available with either an optional Year in Industry or Year in Europe.

‌Degree accreditation 

Royal Society of Biology

In recognition of our academic excellence and commitment to developing graduate employability skills, we have now received Accreditation or Advanced Accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) for all of the degree programmes we offer (Biology and specialist degrees, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences).  The RSB were keen to highlight our commitment to small group teaching through our tutorial system, as well as our commitment and support for students’ research skills development and project work.

Students graduating from one of these degree programmes will be able to state that they have a degree accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, and they will be eligible to attain qualification as a chartered biologist (CBiol) with one year’s further practice (as opposed to three years practice for non-accredited programmes UK-wide).

Undergraduate admissions

If you have any questions about the course, or you would like to discuss your own personal circumstances, please feel free to contact our Biology Admissions Office.

Monica Bandeira
Admissions Officer
Tel: 01904 328548
Email: biol-admissions@york.ac.uk

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Biochemistry Programmes 

Essential subjects:  Chemistry and either Maths or another science (Biology/Physics)

Typical offer:  AAB including A in Chemistry (BSc) / AAA (Masters)

Both programmes are available with either an optional Year in Industry or Year in Europe.

‌Biomedical Sciences Programmes  ‌

Essential subjects:  Biology and Chemistry

Typical offer:  AAB (BSc) / AAA (Masters)

Both programmes are available with either an optional Year in Industry or Year in Europe.

Integrated Masters option

Our integrated Masters programmes enable you to extend your course to include a postgraduate level qualification (MBiol, MBiochem or MBiomedSci). The Masters year includes an extended research project carried out in the Department’s research laboratories and distinct Masters level modules. Read more

University Open Days 2016

  • 17 and 18 September

Visit the Department of Biology to find out more about studying biosciences at York. Our Admissions Tutors and student ambassadors will be around to answer your questions. Subjects talks and departmental tours will take place throughout the day.

Biosciences Open Day programme (PDF  , 172kb)

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Expansion of our teaching facilities

Our new 1700m2 teaching block houses two large high-tech teaching laboratories and a 120 seat computer room. The expansion provides teaching space for the Department of Biology’s new Biomedical Science BSc degree.

New teaching building