School of Natural Sciences

Natural sciences students working in a laboratory.

Studying at the intersection of diverse research communities, our Natural Science students learn to think independently and apply their skills across disciplinary boundaries.

Our internationally renowned expertise informs research-led teaching that combines subjects through well-structured pathways that highlight the interplay between areas of study. Our students build a valuable toolkit of transferable skills that appeals to a variety of employers.

Study with us

Benefit from the intersecting expertise of multiple departments.

Build your knowledge in several different disciplines before specialising in your final year.

Find out more about our programmes and how to apply.

Staff profiles

Professor Roddy Vann

Find out more about the staff who designed and developed the Natural Sciences programme.

Students studying in the Natural Sciences Learning Studio

Natural Sciences Learning Studio

Our dedicated learning studio is a flexible space for socialising, revising and discussing your work. It includes two seminar rooms, digital and e-learning facilities, a small kitchenette and an area for social gatherings and meetings.

Electronics under a powerful microscope.

Interdisciplinary research centres

You'll have access to York's  interdiciplinary research centres. Find out more about these high-tech facilities and the world leading research they enable.

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Prospectus students at Open Day.

Join us for an Open Day

Visit us to find out more about studying Natural Sciences at York.

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Natural Sciences hour

Every Thursday in the Learning Studio at 5pm during term-time our students are invited to engage with employers, develop study skills and attend research seminars, while enjoying pizza with other Natural Sciences students.