Our integrated Masters option

Overview

We are able to offer all our courses with an integrated Masters programme (MBiol, MBiochem or MBiomedSci).

The integrated Masters introduces to the programmes an extra year that specifically focuses on the skills needed for a career as a research scientist. During this time you work with research scientists within one of the UK’s top bioscience departments 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 courses.

Our integrated Masters programmes 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 business and interpersonal skills to maximise employment potential
  • Obtain a valuable postgraduate qualification
  • Enhance your chances when applying for scientific jobs or a PhD degree

As all of our programmes have a common first year, there is a high degree of flexibility in interchanging between - ideal if you are not yet sure what area of the subject interests you most.

Entry requirements: AAA (or equivalent)

5 year option

It is possible to take all of our intergrated Masters programmes with either an optional extra year in industry or Europe.

Taking a year out in industry has many benefits, including hands-on experience of working in a research environment, and more generic skills, such as teamwork and time management. Read more.

We also offer the option of spending an extra year studying in France (Grenoble), Germany (Bayreuth and Jena), Spain (Valencia and Madrid) or Denmark (Aarhus). Financial support is available from the European Union’s Erasmus+ scheme. Read more.

All options

‌By introducing an integrated Masters we are offering you a high degree of flexibility to suit your interests:

Option 1

(3 years) 

3 years at York graduating with a BSc degree

 

Option 2

(4 years)

3 years at York  + 1 year in Industry or Europe graduating with a BSc degree

 

Option 3

(4 years)

3 years at York + 1 year postgraduate study graduating with a Masters degree

 

Option 4

(5 years)         

3 years at York  + 1 year in Industry or Europe + 1 year postgraduate study graduating with a Masters degree

 

 

UCAS codes

UCAS codes Programmes Essential subjects Entry requirements
C105 Masters in Biology Biology and either Chemistry or Maths AAA or equivalent
C135 Masters in Molecular Cell Biology Biology and either Chemistry or Maths AAA or equivalent
C405 Masters in Genetics Biology and either Chemistry or Maths AAA or equivalent
CJ54 Masters in Biotechnology and Microbiology Biology and either Chemistry or Maths AAA or equivalent
C185 Masters in Ecology Biology and either Chemistry or Maths AAA or equivalent
C706 Masters in Biochemistry Chemistry and either Maths or another science AAA or equivalent
C903 Masters in Biomedical Sciences Biology and Chemistry AAA or equivalent