Health Sciences

With a range of first class facilities our Health Sciences courses will really prepare you for building a career in these exciting and practical areas of healthcare.

Health Sciences courses

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: 7Y63   Duration: 3 years full-time | 5 years part-time

Biomedical Science is a fascinating and exciting subject that studies human biology in both healthy individuals and disease states. You will gain detailed knowledge and understanding of molecular, cellular and pathological changes in common human conditions. Our students are able to gain confidence and demonstrate competency in laboratory techniques and apply their knowledge to real life situations. Key to this is our frequent and applied supported learning opportunities to develop theoretical, analytical and practical skills.


Biomedical Science (with placement) BSc (Hons)

This 4 year programme allows you the opportunity to undertake a placement year in an NHS/industry laboratory, before returning to your final year. You will study detailed biological process in healthy/disease states and gain a clear understanding of associated molecular, cellular and tissue changes. Through frequent and applied laboratory sessions, you will enhance your theoretical, analytical and practical skills that will be consolidated during your placement year, enhancing your employability.


Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: B930   Duration: 3 years full-time

As an Occupational Therapist, you will recognise the strong relationship between occupation, health and wellbeing. The aim of our Occupational Therapy degree course is to enable you to help people engage in occupations which they need or want to do, and suppoprt them to lead personally fulfilling and healthy lives.


Physiotherapy BHSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: B160   Duration: 3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

On the Physiotherapy BHSc (Hons) course at York St John University, you will learn from a dynamic team of health professionals with a diverse range of expertise and interests. Our students have a host of different past experiences which they are encouraged to reflect upon as part of their learning. You will complete a number of practice placements throughout the programme, allowing you to work with patients in real settings under the close supervision of qualified clinicians.


Biology BSc (Hons)*

UCAS course code: C100   Duration: 3 years full-time | part-time options available on request

Biology is amongst the fastest developing areas of science, one that can lead graduates into a wide range of careers in health, industry and research.   This course focusses upon human aspects of biology, progressing from key aspects of human form and function into a detailed analysis of disease, embryology and immunity.


Biochemistry BSc (Hons)*

UCAS course code: C700   Duration: 3 years full-time | part-time options available on request

The rapid development of Biochemistry now gives us unparalleled insight into the normal functioning of biological systems and the root cause of many diseases. This degree will offer a comprehensive and interdisciplinary perspective on the biochemistry of life in its broadest sense.


Nutrition BSc (Hons)*

UCAS course code: N400   Duration: 3 years full-time | part-time options available on request

Nutrition represents one of the most significant challenges for science and human society. In many industrialised countries and fast-growing economies, obesity and its consequences are major challenges to health, whilst at the same time, anorexia is a major theme in mental illness and UNICEF estimates that undernutrition contributes to half of the deaths reported in children less than 5 years of age. Understanding human nutrition is fundamental to addressing and solving these pressing issues.     


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