12 months
24000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Biomedical science is at the heart of medical breakthroughs in some of the world’s most significant diseases – including cancer, diabetes, stress and a range of other medical conditions.The Medical Science - Biomedical Sciences (Hons) programme is offered by the University of York.

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In this one-year intercalated BSc (Hons) research-focused degree, you will gain expertise in the processes underpinning health and disease at the cellular and molecular level, covering themes such as cancer biology, infectious disease, immunology, and neuroscience.

This The Medical Science - Biomedical Sciences (Hons) programme offered by the University of York is specifically designed for you to explore a number of themes of your own choosing. You will undertake an independent research project within one of the four themes of immunology and infection, neuroscience, cancer biology or molecular aspects of disease/cell biology. 

You can decide from a selection of specially curated modules addressing themes of cancer, immunology, neuroscience, genetics, pharmacology, ageing and regenerative medicine or molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of novel therapies.

How is the programme taught

Teaching within the department is delivered in thematic modules via a mix of lectures and workshops.  Laboratory practicals also provide a basis for learning for modules at Level 5. You will also be expected to undertake self-directed learning to consolidate your learning.   

How is the programme assessed  

Learning for each module will be assessed by at least one assessment, which will vary between modules. Examples of assessment include essay/coursework, closed examinations and open assessments designed to test your skills in data analysis, experimental design, synthesis, evaluation or application. The research project is assessed by a dissertation and an oral assessment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Immunology and infection
  • Pharmacology
  • Advanced topics in neuroscience
  • Ageing and regenerative medicine
  • Cancer cell and molecular biology
  • Mechanisms to therapies
  • Specialised topics in infection and immunity
  • Human genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You can intercalate after successfully passing your second year of your MB BS Medicine or equivalent degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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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