Prepare for a career as a scientist by understanding the latest biological research in the science of life, ranging from the molecular to whole organisms and entire ecosystems.
The study of life ranges from the chemistry of single molecules to understanding how populations of different species respond to changes in the environment. Driven by cutting-edge technologies, we now live in an era where medicines can be tailored to individuals and the genomes of novel organisms can be sequenced in less than a day.
An explosion of discoveries relating to how cancer develops, predicting the effects of climate change and harnessing the biotechnological potential of organisms to produce fuel, food and medicines makes biosciences one of the most exciting and relevant subjects of the 21st century.
Careers and skills
A degree in Biosciences provides an excellent basis for science or health-related careers, and for a wide range of other occupations and professions from management and finance, to journalism and teaching.
Studying Biosciences at Masters level will develop your critical thinking and research skills, and prepare you to be competitive for entry into relevant postgraduate degree courses, and in particular PhD study.
Employment opportunities are diverse: ranging from biological and biomedical research and development, to careers in science communication, the health service, forensic science, environmental health and wildlife conservation. Our graduates are not confined to science-related careers, and a significant number enter jobs within finance, public and private sector management, social and health service work, the media and law.
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- Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
- Cell and Developmental Biology
- Animal and Plant Biology
- Genetics and Evolution
- Laboratory and Professional Skills for Bioscientists
- Small group tutorials
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBiology Microbiology View 175 other Bachelors in Microbiology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AAA including Biology and a second science
Access to Higher Education Diploma
- 39 credits at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit or higher. Must include Biology modules at Level 3.
BTEC National Extended Diploma
- D3, D3, D3 including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject.
- 85% overall including individual scores of 8.5 in Biology and a second science or mathematics subject.
- 36 points including 6 in Higher Level Biology and 6 in another Higher Level science or mathematics subject. If English is not your first language then we would also require 5 in English B.
International foundation programme
- Foundation Certificate from our International Pathway College or an appropriate alternative.
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International22650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22650 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.