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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

4,595 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Domicile

  • UK 60%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 34%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 95 465 560
Computer Science 95 215 310
Economics 50 250 300
Social Work 0 290 290
History 65 150 220
Politics 50 165 215
Business & Management Studies 30 160 190
Archaeology 50 130 180
Chemistry 155 15 175
Psychology 45 125 170
Music 50 105 155
Social Policy 20 130 150
Physics & Astronomy 110 35 145
English 55 85 145
Biological Sciences 120 20 140
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 70 70 140
Sociology 50 60 110
History of Art, Architecture & Design 60 45 105
Mathematics 45 55 100
Geography & Environmental Science 45 50 95
Accounting & Finance 0 90 90
Linguistics 45 35 80
Law 15 60 70
Nursing 0 65 65
Marketing 0 45 45
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 20 25 45
Philosophy 20 25 45
Building 5 30 35
Communication & Media Studies 10 15 25
Creative Writing 5 15 20
Librarianship & Information Management 0 15 15
Materials Technology 0 15 15
Medicine 15 0 15
Geology 0 10 10
General Engineering 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,580
Mixed -
Laboratory -
Clinical 7,940
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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

  • Accommodation is guaranteed for international postgraduate students who apply by the deadline; and there is good availability for all other postgraduates.
  • All accommodation is on, or very close to campus and includes a range of room types, from economy shared bathroom options to 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.