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Undergraduate Study

Natural Sciences offers you the chance to study combinations of complementary subjects and allows you to explore the exciting developments that happen where these boundaries meet.

All our courses are available as three year BSc, or four year MSci courses.

Specialisation

On specialisation courses you will study three or four subjects in your first year. In Year 2, you will narrow this to two subjects. In Year 3 you will specialise in a single subject

Placement/Industry Year

A placement year is structured work experience opportunity that can be integrated into your studies. They are a great way of developing your employability skills while getting a flavour of a particular working environment.

Any students who specialise in Chemistry in their fourth year of an MSci are eligible to apply for a year in industry directly through the Chemistry department.

Interdisciplinary

On interdisciplinary courses you will study a combination of subjects throughout your course. These options reflect areas of particular interdisciplinary research at York.

Year Abroad

A year abroad is a great way to add an enriching dimension to your studies, enhance your CV and explore the world with our global opportunities. You'll develop your leadership skills, cultural awareness and self-confidence while making new friends.

Any students who specialise in Chemistry in their fourth year of an MSci are eligible to apply for a year abroad directly through the Chemistry department.