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University of York

Natural Sciences

UCAS Code: FGC0

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Essential Subjects: Mathematics (or equivalent) for all programmes at grade A is essential. Chemistry (or equivalent) for Arch/Bio/Chem/Env, Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science, Nanoscience and Neuroscience at grade A is essential. Physics (or equivalent) for Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science and Nanoscience at grade A is essential. Further Mathematics or Biology (or equivalent) for Mathematical Bioscience at grade A is essential. Excluded Subjects: General Studies and Critical Thinking Information: Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to pass.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Distinction including Maths and Science-related units.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics (for all programmes) at grade D3 is essential. Cambridge Pre-U Chemistry (for Arch/Bio/Chem/Env, Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science, Nanoscience and Neuroscience) at grade D3 is essential. Cambridge Pre-U Physics (for Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science and Nanoscience) at grade D3 is essential. Cambridge Pre-U Further Mathematics or Biology (for Mathematical Bioscience) at grade D3 is essential.

Extended Project

A

We recognise the value of this qualification and for this programme you will be eligible for a reduced offer of one grade below the typical offer, where an EPQ is taken alongside 3 A Levels or equivalent and you achieve a mark of grade A or higher.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

With 6, 6, 6 in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and two other Science-related subjects.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) for all programmes at grade A is essential. A Level in Chemistry (or equivalent qualification) for Arch/Bio/Chem/Env, Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science, Nanoscience and Neuroscience at grade A is essential. A Level in Physics (or equivalent qualification) for Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science and Nanoscience at grade A is essential. A Level in Further Mathematics or Biology (or equivalent qualification) for Mathematical Bioscience at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications. A Level in Mathematics (or equivalent qualification) for all programmes at grade A is essential. A Level in Chemistry (or equivalent qualification) for Arch/Bio/Chem/Env, Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science, Nanoscience and Neuroscience at grade A is essential. A Level in Physics (or equivalent qualification) for Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science and Nanoscience at grade A is essential. A Level in Further Mathematics or Biology (or equivalent qualification) for Mathematical Bioscience at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,A

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers. Advanced Higher Mathematics (for all programmes) at grade A is essential. Advanced Higher Chemistry (for Arch/Bio/Chem/Env, Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science, Nanoscience and Neuroscience) at grade A is essential. Advanced Higher Physics (for Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science and Nanoscience) at grade A is essential. Advanced Higher Mathematics or Biology (for Mathematical Bioscience) at grade A is essential.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-A

We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.

UCAS Tariff

112-168

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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

The Natural Sciences programme at York will enable students to study exciting and challenging combinations of subjects across the sciences and related disciplines through research-led teaching to prepare you for a wide range of careers. Built on our internationally-renowned expertise in diverse fields across the sciences our courses will inspire you to think big.

We offer a year abroad or a year in industry on many of our specialisation programmes. For further details see: https://www.york.ac.uk/natural-sciences/specialisation/

Departments contributing to this programme are: Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Environment, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. Please indicate your preferred subject option in the "Further details" box on your UCAS application.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,080
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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