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The University of York is a research-intensive university offering students the opportunity to work with world-renowned academics at the forefront of their fields. Whether as a taught or research postgraduate, studying on campus or online, students at York join a community of creative and critical thinkers. The supportive and stimulating framework at York helps students develop the professional and academic skills and an international outlook that will prepare them for their career.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

5,012 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 79%
  • Part Time 21%

Domicile

  • UK 56%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 75 535 610
Social Work 0 405 405
Economics 45 300 345
Business & Management Studies 35 275 310
Computer Science 95 195 290
Politics 50 175 225
History 55 155 210
Music 55 130 185
Archaeology 45 135 180
Chemistry 155 10 165
Accounting & Finance 0 155 155
Biological Sciences 130 15 145
Social Policy 20 125 145
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 65 80 145
English 50 90 140
Other 45 95 140
Psychology 40 100 140
Physics & Astronomy 110 30 135
Mathematics 40 70 110
History of Art, Architecture & Design 55 55 110
Sociology 55 45 100
Geography & Environmental Science 40 50 90
Marketing 0 80 80
Nursing 0 75 75
Linguistics 50 25 75
Law 10 55 65
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 25 35 60
Philosophy 25 15 40
Building 5 30 35
Communication & Media Studies 10 20 30
Medicine 15 0 15
Materials Technology 0 15 15
Creative Writing 5 10 15
Geology 0 10 10
Librarianship & Information Management 0 10 10
Anatomy & Physiology 0 10 10
General Engineering 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of York offers a number of scholarships for postgraduate students; some are centrally managed and others are offered directly through individual departments, often for specific courses.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • There is good availability of accommodation for full-time postgraduates; accommodation is guaranteed for international postgraduate students who apply by the deadline.
  • Accommodation is on, or close to campus and includes a range of room types, from studio flats to economy shared bathroom options and premium en-suite rooms with wider beds and TVs in the shared kitchens.
  • Bills, contents insurance and Wi-Fi are all included in the price.