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Open afternoon

Visit us on Wednesday 27 November to find out more about studying postgraduate Sciences.

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Join them to build new understanding with a postgraduate degree. Take your knowledge further. Gain practical skills to expand your abilities and enhance your career.

Our internationally renowned Departments of BiologyChemistryComputer ScienceElectronic EngineeringEnvironment and GeographyHealth SciencesMathematicsPhysics and Psychology, alongside the Hull York Medical School, are home to hundreds of researchers, thousands of students, and millions of pounds of world-class facilities, all dedicated to developing a better picture of our universe.

Open afternoon

Wednesday 27 November, 12 noon to 4pm GMT
Biology Atrium, Campus West, University of York (map)

Find out more about our sciences degrees from our academic staff and current students. Get guidance on the application process and discover what funding opportunities could be available to you. You'll also have the chance to tour departments' facilities and attend subject talks.

On the day

Location: Biology Atrium, Campus West

Visit departments' stands to talk to staff and students about their postgraduate opportunities. You can also chat with our Student Hub Team who can provide a range of advice on student support, funding and life in York.

Biology Atrium, Campus West

Meet our Graduate Students’ Association, Masters and PhD students and chat about their experiences at York over pizza and refreshments.

Location: B/K/018

Professor Tracy Lightfoot presents on the value of masters study in science subjects, making a masters application and how to find out about funding.

Location: B/B/002

Current Mathematics PhD student Matthew Sparkes talks about his journey into and through PhD study, including finding a supervisor, creating a research proposal and learning how to study for a PhD.

Location: B/B/002

Professor Tom Stoneham introduces the York Graduate Research School, research study at York, training and teaching as a research student.

Location: B/K/018

Matt Stallworthy from the Graduate Students’ Association talks about postgraduate student life at York and the role of the GSA in the postgraduate community.

Visit your department for subject talks and the chance to view postgraduate facilities. Meet staff and students to escort you from the Biology Atrium at 2pm.


Taught masters courses:

  • 2.00pm Welcome talk
  • 2.20pm Tour of the department
  • 2.50pm Practical session
  • 3.30pm Programme talks and Q&A
  • 4.00pm Close

Research courses:

  • 2.00pm Talk: Research degrees in Biology
  • 2.30pm Talk: Training and development
  • 2.45pm Talk: "My research project in 3 minutes"
  • 3.00pm Department tour
  • 3.30pm Q&A session
  • 4.00pm Close


  • 2.00pm Welcome
  • 2.05pm Talk: MSc Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology
  • 2.15pm Talk: PhD and MSc by research
  • 2.35pm Flash presentations: Current PhD students
  • 2.55pm Flash presentations: New academic staff
  • 3.15pm Q&A with light refreshments
  • 4.00pm Close

Computer Science

  • 2.00pm Computer science mini-lecture
  • 2.30pm Q&A session with admissions tutor, current MSc students and alumni
  • 3.00pm Tour of Computer Science building and facilities
  • 4.00pm Close

Electronic Engineering

Taught MSc courses:

  • 2.00pm Overview of degrees and Q&A with Dr Ruwan Gajaweera followed by a lab tour
  • 4.00pm Close

Research courses:

  • 2.00pm Talk and Q&A with Dr Gianluca Tempesti, followed by a lab tour
  • 4.00pm Close

Environment and Geography

  • 2.00pm Talk: Environment and Geography MSc programmes
  • 2.30pm Three 10-minute presentations on the research work of the Department
  • 3.00pm Meet the course conveners and tour the Department
  • 4.00pm Close

Health Sciences

  • 2.00pm Walk from Biology to Health Sciences and have refreshments
  • 2.30pm Health Sciences taster lecture
  • 3.00pm Q&A
  • 3.30pm Close

Hull York Medical School

  • 2.15pm Meet with postgraduate course leaders at the PaleoHub
  • 4.00pm Close


  • 2.00pm Meet with Dr Brent Everitt, Postgraduate Director of Admissions
  • 4.00pm Close


  • 2.10pm Presentation by Dr Kate Lancaster, MSc Fusion Energy Programme Leader
  • 2.40pm Tour of lab
  • 3.00pm Close


  • 2.15pm Choice of subject based seminars with Q&A session
  • 4.00pm Close

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1,034 academic, teaching and research staff, solving problems and sharing knowledge.

Passionate students

1,655 postgraduate students learning more through study and research.

£63m research income

Generous grants funding projects for the future. HESA 2016/17

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