Our taught Masters courses combine cutting-edge theory with the practical, applied skills you'll need for a wide range of careers in research or industry.
Or you can build a solid foundation for further study. Our research courses cover the whole spectrum of modern biological disciplines, from field ecology to protein structure, and have an integrated approach to biology, with no barriers between disciplines.
Our taught Masters courses
Or, choose another course.
Our research degrees
We have wide-ranging opportunities for postgraduate research projects, aligned to the work of our academic staff. Find out about our current opportunities.
Why study Biology at York
1st for Overall Satisfaction
in Biosciences of the Russell Group universities included in the National Student Survey 2022
New investment in buildings housing teaching and cutting-edge teaching laboratories
Committed to equality
We were the first university Biology department in Britain to receive an Athena SWAN Gold Award, which recognises our continued commitment to gender equality
Come and visit us at an Open Day, explore our campus or chat to our students online. We host a range of events throughout the year including subject-specific events designed especially for people considering postgraduate study.