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Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry

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Welcome to the Department of Biology. 

We're a friendly and supportive academic community committed to sharing our expertise with the next generation of bioscientists. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

Fantastic facilities

You'll have access to a huge range of facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories and dedicated teaching spaces.

Broaden your horizons

with year in industry or year abroad placement opportunities.

Top 10 in the UK

for our departmental research, according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Our courses

Add a placement year to gain real world experience and valuable career skills to help you stand out from other graduates. All our courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.

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Discover how microbes shaped the Earth, explore animal ecosystems and behaviour, and examine the biological processes behind intelligence.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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