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  MPhil Biology


University of York    Department of Biology

Full time & Part time See Course MPhil, Research Only 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time Award winner
Biological Sciences (4)

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The MPhil Biology programme at York is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Biological Sciences. With a focus on interdisciplinary research, we address global challenges in health, sustainable food and fuel, and environmental change. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside renowned experts in cutting-edge scientific exploration. Our programme offers a flexible structure, allowing you to specialize in your area of interest. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Our research degrees provide comprehensive training and support, equipping you with essential skills for a successful career in academia, research institutes, or industry. Access to state-of-the-art facilities is also available.

About the course

We're proud that Biological Sciences at York are ranked in the top 10 overall in the UK according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results. With a commitment to interdisciplinary research, our research is arranged in nine foci that use state-of-the-art technology to address three global challenges facing humanity; health and disease, sustainable food and fuel, and environmental change. Read more about our research and its impact.

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Entry Requirements

For entry to our research degree courses, you will normally be expected to have a good 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.

We offer a number of projects (fully-funded and self-funded) to support research leading to a research degree. Your nationality and residency status in the UK will determine which of them you are eligible for.




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