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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, JAN-22, APR-22, JUL-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Department of Biology's research in biological sciences was judged as internationally excellent, encompassing biochemistry, chronic disease, microbiology, plant biology and ecology - we are competitive internationally in all fields of investigation. 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.

Assessment

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 about the thesis and on related research. The oral examination is vital for the award of the degree.

Careers

A research degree is internationally recognised as a demonstration that you have the skills, intellect and motivation to carry out original research and present it convincingly. It is essential to have a research degree if you plan a career as an independent researcher with responsibility for your own research programme, whether in academia, research institutes, or industry. In this case, the next stage will probably be a postdoctoral position where you will broaden your research experience and perhaps do some teaching and help to supervise other staff and students.

A lifetime of research is not for everyone, though, and there are many other careers in which the skills you develop during your research degree will certainly not be wasted. You will have learnt to think rigorously for yourself, to find information and teach yourself what you need to know, to present your case convincingly in writing and to an audience, to meet deadlines, and to plan your work effectively on short and long timescales. Employers of all kinds recognise and value skills like these.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 22,250per year

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 100 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 68%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    11th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    20th

    15

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