Mechanistic Biology at University of York - UCAS

Course summary

This programme is a joint White Rose programme between the Universities of York, Leeds, and Sheffield. The BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the very best molecular, chemical and cellular bioscience research across the White Rose Consortium of Universities (Leeds, Sheffield and York) which maps on to the research themes of the BBSRC. Students will benefit from a regional PhD training programme that has interdisciplinary collaboration at its core. The aim is to enable students to develop a range of research skills in biological and biochemical areas as well as equip them with core mathematical, data analysis and generic professional skills that are necessary for bioscience research in the coming decades. At York, the White Rose Partnership brings together researchers from the Departments of Biology and Chemistry spanning different research centres (BPSI, CII, CNAP, JBU, YCCS, YESI and YSBL). The programme in mechanistic biology offers projects aligned with the BBSRC strategic priorities in food security, bioenergy and industrial technology and world class bioscience.

Assessment method

Research project.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

Course closed to applications for Oct 2018 entry. Application for October 2019 will open in September 2018.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £4806 Year 1
EU £27900 Year 1
England £4806 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4806 Year 1
Scotland £4806 Year 1
Wales £4806 Year 1
Channel Islands £4806 Year 1
International £27900 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional information please see our web pages at:

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.

Mechanistic Biology at University of York - UCAS