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Bugs, brains and beasts

Learn to reinforce basic biological concepts through cutting-edge research.

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Three weeks The latest taught course has already taken place, but you can still take a self-guided version. Simply sign up to start. Biology  FutureLearn

This course aims to reinforce and review some of the basic biological concepts taught at A level Biology in the context of cutting-edge research. It also aims to introduce some new university-level material and give a flavour of studying Biosciences at York.

We'll focus on bugs, brains and beasts and at the same time we'll explore why York is such a unique place to study.

Assessments (and subsequent certificates) are optional and carry a fee, with the exception of people with a York username for whom they are free.

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