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Integrated Masters

We are able to offer all our courses with an integrated Masters (MBiol, MBiochem or MBiomedSci). To explore our range of Integrated Masters programmes please see our undergraduate webpages.

 

Why choose an integrated Masters course?

The integrated Masters introduces to the course an extra year that specifically focuses on the skills needed for a career as a research scientist. During this time you work with research active scientists in the department to learn specialised research techniques and gain experience in a cutting edge research lab. You also undertake specialist research training and take specific Masters level modules.

Our integrated Masters courses may be for you if you want to:

  • learn more about the very latest technologies that are driving bioscience research
  • gain extensive practical experience and knowledge by working with the experts
  • develop your research and interpersonal skills to maximise employment potential
  • obtain a valuable Masters level qualification
  • enhance your chances when applying for scientific jobs, a PhD or research degree

The difference between BSc and integrated Masters (IM)

The first and second year of the integrated Masters are the same as the BSc. In the third year of an integrated Masters you take a Masters level module on Data Analysis and also a Group Research Project. You would also take a further four taught modules as you would on the BSc. In the fourth and final year of an integrated Masters you complete three research modules at Masters level, and carry out a year long individual research project.

What the integrated Masters year looks like

The final year of an integrated Masters focuses on research. Much of the time, about four days of the week, is spent on your own research project. The rest of the week is spent hearing about research in seminars and journal clubs, writing about research and working in groups on research grant applications.

Integrated Masters with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad?

All of our undergraduate courses, including integrated Masters, are available with either an optional extra year in industry or abroad. Read more about the Year in Industry and Year Abroad.

The options for how your degree might look with an Integrated Masters and/or a Year in Industry or abroad are as follows:

Option 1
(3 years) 

3 years at York, graduating with a BSc degree 

Option 2
(4 years)

3 years at York, plus 1 year in Industry or year abroad, graduating with a BSc degree 

Option 3
(4 years)

3 years at York, plus 1 year Masters level study, graduating with a Masters degree 

Option 4
(5 years)         

3 years at York, plus 1 year in Industry or year abroad, plus 1 year Masters level study, graduating with a Masters degree