University of York
With a commitment to interdisciplinary research, our research is arranged in eight foci that use technology to address three global challenges facing humanity. We cover the whole spectrum of modern biological disciplines, from field ecology to protein structure, and have a collaborative ethos with no artificial internal divisions. Research Orientated Study: all our postgraduate training is research oriented. All students benefit from a balanced programme of training in broader research related skills that enhance their career prospects.MPhil is a 2 year full time or 4 year part time masters degree programme.PhD is a 3 or 4 year full time or 6 year part time doctoral degree programme.
Students applying for postgraduate study in our Department should normally have obtained an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). If you are an international student please check the minimum requirements for your country or region.
Applications are welcomed for research in the following areas: biochemistry and biophysics; bioinformatics and biosystems modelling; developmental biology; ecology and evolution; infection and immunity; molecular and cellular medicine; molecular microbiology; plant biology.
A PhD thesis must contain a substantial original contribution to scientific knowledge or understanding. The thesis is judged by two examiners and the student is required to attend an oral examination on the subject of the thesis and on related research. The oral examination is vital for the award of the degree.An MPhil thesis is expected to display a good general knowledge of the field of study; a comprehensive knowledge of some part or aspect of the field of study; and a recognisable original contribution to knowledge or understanding. The thesis is judged by two examiners and the student is required to attend an oral examination on the subject of the thesis and on related research. The oral examination is vital for the award of the degree.
A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 19,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 19,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 9,525 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,083 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 9,525 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of York||York||YO10 5DD||Yorkshire and the Humber|