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Natural Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Essential Subjects: Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade A is essential for all subject options except Arch/Bio/Env which requires two from Biology, Chemistry and Maths. 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. 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 at grade D3 is essential for all subject options except Arch/Bio/Env which requires two from Biology, Chemistry and Maths. . 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

If you achieve A or higher at EPQ, you may be eligible for an alternative offer up to one A Level grade (or equivalent) below our typical offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

With 6, 6, 6 in Higher Level subjects: Higher Level Mathematics is essential for all subject options except Arch/Bio/Env which requires two from Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Higher Level Chemistry (for Arch/Bio/Chem/Env, Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science, Nanoscience and Neuroscience) at grade A is essential. Higher Level Physics (for Chem/Maths/Phys, Bio/Chem/Phys, Biophysical Science and Nanoscience) at grade A is essential. Higher Level Mathematics or Biology (for Mathematical Bioscience) at grade A is essential.

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) at grade A is essential for all subject options except Arch/Bio/Env which requires two from Biology, Chemistry and Maths. 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 Science 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) at grade A is essential for all subject options except Arch/Bio/Env which requires two from Biology, Chemistry and Maths. 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 Science equivalent.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A-A,A

Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers. Advanced Higher Mathematics at grade A is essential for all subject options except Arch/Bio/Env which requires two from Biology, Chemistry and Maths. 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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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Natural sciences

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

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£24,000
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of York

Department:

Natural Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

96%
high
Natural sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Natural sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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