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Global reputation and research excellence

● York was ranked 10th for research impact, based on the most recent​ UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)​*.

● Eight of the University’s academic departments were ranked in the top five for their subject while 12 were in the top ten in terms of research impact*.

*​Times Higher Education 2014 – excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment

Our campus 

● Our beautiful, green, self-contained campus is located just outside York city centre and offers ​world-class teaching and learning spaces​ and an ​excellent environment​ to live and learn.

● York has been ranked as the Best Place to live in Britain by​ The Sunday Times, 2018, and the safest city-based university in England and Wales in the The Complete University Guide 2018.

Study at York 

● We are home to a large number of world-renowned​ research institutes, centres and facilities​, which act as a focus for interdisciplinary research.

● You’ll study and learn with leading academics carrying out​ pioneering research​. 

● Our extensive​ University Library​ is open 24/7 and includes over 1,250 flexible study spaces.

York Graduate Research School​ supports a community of more than 2,000 research students, working across departments and support services to ensuring consistently high-quality supervision and training.

See our website for our Research degrees on offer

Your career 

● Our research students are supported by the Research Excellence Training Team, providing a range of ​courses and workshops​ to develop skills and​ support your career planning​.

● 96 per cent of York research students reported being in work and/or further study six months after completing their PhD (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015. UK Graduates).

Graduate life 

● We offer an excellent range of​ accommodation​ on or close to campus.

● Our network of​ support services​ provides easy access to help and support.

● Our vibrant,​ student-friendly city​ is renowned for its rich history and heritage.

● The ​Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)​ offers professional, confidential and specialist advice to all postgraduate students. They also run regular social and sporting events, the largest postgraduate welcome week in the UK and a number of postgraduate networks.

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York Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Have all your questions answered in one place at our Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, running in February 2019 and June 2019. 

● Chat online with our academic staff.

● Watch talks on financing your studies and PhD student life

● Speak to our accommodation, admissions and student support teams.

● Talk to current students and applicants in our Student Lounge.

Find out more


There are a range of ​postgraduate awards​ available. We offer scholarships supported through generous donations from​ Alumni​ as well as several ​ departmental scholarships


Find out how to apply