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.
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.
You should hold an undergraduate degree in Biology or a related subject.
Postgraduate and undergraduate English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.