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Taught Masters degrees in biology

Our postgraduate taught courses combine cutting-edge theory with the applied skills you need to become an effective researcher or industry specialist.

Why study biology at York?

The Biology buildings at York are a hive of activity, drawing in researchers in the biological sciences from across the University. You'll have a warm and friendly welcome from our community of staff and students.

Our staff's expertise spans a broad range of disciplines and our teaching draws directly from our research, meaning you'll be working with academics who are leading in their field.

We have excellent facilities with access to the latest equipment and expert advice in our Technology Facility, including imaging and cytometry, genomics and bioinformatics, metabolomics and proteomics, protein production and molecular interactions.

Our courses

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Visiting students

If you're studying at a university outside the UK, you may be able to spend up to a year in York as a visiting student

Scholarships and funding

Find out about scholarships and studentships that are available to students in the Department of Biology.


  • Our courses equip you with knowledge and practical skills within the biological sciences. We'll also help you to develop a number of other widely-applicable scientific abilities and skills sought after by prospective employers. 
  • Employment opportunities range from biological and biomedical research and development, to careers in science communication, the health service, forensic science, environmental health and wildlife conservation.

Our graduates

Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of sectors, including medical manufacturing, clinical science, software management, data engineering and scientific publishing. Many of our Masters graduates also go on to further study.

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