This Biology (Hons) course at the University of York is ideal if you want an interdisciplinary approach to biology, or wish to specialise at a later stage. You will have a wide range of options to tailor the course to your developing interests.
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!
Adding a year in industry or a year abroad are both an option with this course too, so you can benefit from the advantages that a year away can bring. The Department of Biology will provide you with the opportunity to learn in new, spacious and modern teaching laboratories which provide excellent facilities for practicals and small group project work, alongside our state-of-the-art computing facilities.
Careers and skills
A degree in Biology 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 Biology will develop your critical thinking and research skills, and prepare you to be competitive for entry into relevant postgraduate degree programmes.
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.
Royal Society of Biology
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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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- 36 months
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DisciplinesBiology Bioinformatics & Biostatistics View 893 other Bachelors in Biology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AAB including Biology and a second science
Access to Higher Education Diploma
- 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher. Must include Biology modules at Level 3.
BTEC National Extended Diploma
- DDD. We consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science with all 7 mandatory units plus 3 units from 8,9,10,11,12,17 and 20 OR 2 from this list plus 1 unit from 13,14, 18 and 19.
- D3, D3, M2 including Biology and a second science or mathematics subject.
- 80% overall, including individual scores of 8.5 and 8 in Biology and a second science or mathematics subject.
- 35 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.
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International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 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.