Visiting students - Biology
The Department of Biology researches and teaches across the whole spectrum of biological sciences – from molecular analysis of human diseases to understanding the global environment.
As a visiting student at York you'll be fully integrated into academic life at a world-class, research-led university.
You will need to show that you have sufficient knowledge and experience to study with us at the required level. Most UK students have spent two years studying Chemistry and Biology intensively to a reasonably advanced level.
Further information on module choices
- Acceptance on all modules requires you to have studied to an acceptable level of prior knowledge
- If you would like to study modules from more than one academic year or department, timetabling constraints will affect which modules you can choose. Module codes indicate the stage/year: C is stage 1; I is stage 2; H is stage 3; and M is stage 4. Choosing modules from the same stage will reduce the chance of timetable clashes
- Some modules are only available to students on a Biochemistry course
- Please include your module preferences (including the module codes) in your application, otherwise your application may be rejected
Choosing your modules
Please see the list of modules. This list is indicative of the type of modules which may be available during your study period. Please note that not all Biology modules which are advertised in the Module Catalogue are available to Exchange and Visiting Students. Module choice and registration will take place during the first supervisory meeting. Learning agreements (if applicable) cannot be signed until this meeting.
You should hold an undergraduate degree in Biology or a related subject.
Postgraduate courses, modules and entry requirements
Postgraduate and undergraduate English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (the language requirements are part way down the page. The other requirements are not applicable).
For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements or our postgraduate English language requirements.
You can study in our department for the following periods only:
- Full academic year
- Semester 1 only
- Semester 2 only
Examination and assessment
Assessment is mainly by examination at the end of each semester. Alternate assessments may be available, please contact us to discuss this.