University of York

University of York

Biology

The programme is arranged in eight foci that use state of the art technology to address global challenges: Impacting on health and disease; Sustainably providing food and fuel; Environmental change; Ecology and Evolution; Infection and Immunity; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Cell and developmental Biology; Biochemistry and Biophysics; Molecular and Cellular Medicine; Bioinformatics and Mathematical Biology.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be expected to have an honours degree (first or upper second class or equivalent) in any biological subject. We will consider applicants with backgrounds in Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environment, Mathematics, Medicine or Physics who can demonstrate a commitment to the biosciences. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Course modules

Research areas: Biochemistry and biophysics; bioinformatics and biosystems modelling; developmental biology; ecology and evolution; infection and immunity; molecular and cellular medicine; molecular microbiology; plant biology.

Assessment methods

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.

Sponsorship information

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 6 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 - 6 years
PhD Full-time July 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time July 2017 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 4 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 4 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 - 4 years
MPhil Full-time July 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time July 2017 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 328546