Student Accommodation

  • 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.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £6,760
Mixed -
Laboratory £7,350
Clinical -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

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.


  • Research degrees offered by the University of York  include PhD, MPhil, MA by research and MSc by research.
  • All York's research students are supported by the Graduate Research School. The School co-ordinates training and development, careers and administrative support. It ensures supervision and training is of the highest quality, and that students receive fair and consistent treatment.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

4,065 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 75%
  • Part Time 25%


  • UK 57%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 37%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social studies 180 585 760
Education 85 480 570
Historical & philosophical studies 195 275 470
Business & administrative studies 40 365 405
Physical sciences 295 75 370
Biological sciences 170 125 300
Computer science 110 115 230
Languages 100 100 200
Engineering & technology 85 115 200
Creative arts & design 70 95 165
Subjects allied to medicine 35 100 135
Mathematical sciences 45 70 115
Law 10 40 50
Mass communications & documentation 5 15 20
Medicine & dentistry 20 0 20
Architecture, building & planning 5 15 20

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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