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Natural Sciences

Welcome to the School of Natural Sciences.

We bring together specialists from a wide range of disciplines, such as Chemistry, Physics, Archaeology, Psychology, Environment and Biology. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit. 

Fantastic facilities

You'll benefit from access to the extensive facilities from our contributing departments, as well as our popular Natural Sciences Learning Studio, a flexible space for socialising, revising and discussing your work.

Happy students

1st in the UK for 'overall satisfaction' in Natural Sciences
Of the universities included in the 2021 National Student Survey

Natural Sciences Hour

Our weekly Natural Sciences Hour brings students together to hear from researchers and employers and to build transferable skills.

Our courses

Our pathways are designed to align with the work of York's research centres, which are pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Choose from two pathway categories: interdisciplinary (in which you study multiple disciplines throughout your period of study) or specialisation (in which you study three or four subjects in the first year, specialising into a single subject in your final year).

All our courses are available as a three year BSc or four year integrated Masters, and you'll have the opportunity of either a placement year or a year abroad.

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Hear from our students

University of the Year shortlisted

“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our University of the Year nomination

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