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As a visiting student at York you'll be fully integrated into academic life at a world-class, research-led university.

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.

Undergraduate students

Academic requirements

You will need to show that you have sufficient knowledge and experience to study in the department at the required level. Most UK students have spent two years studying Chemistry and Biology intensively to a reasonably advanced level. First and second year modules span the full academic year. There are some third year modules which are taught Spring term only.

Further information on module choices

  • Acceptance on all modules requires the student 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

Choosing your modules

Please see the list of modules. This list is indicative of the type of module which may be available during your study period. Please note that not all modules 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.

Postgraduate students

Academic requirements

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.

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements or our postgraduate English language requirements

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 Undergraduate modules

Contact us

Undergraduate contact
biol-student-services@york.ac.uk

Monica Bandeira
Postgraduate contact
biol-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Biology

Contact us

Undergraduate contact
biol-student-services@york.ac.uk

Monica Bandeira
Postgraduate contact
biol-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Biology