- Flexible study anywhere in the world
- Recognised qualifications from a leading international University
- Personal academic support throughout your studies
Student answers to FAQs
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- Church history and heritage
- Computer science
- Creative writing
- Economics - postgraduate summer session
- English teaching
- Health economics
- Health professions education
- History of Art
- Humanitarian studies
- International development
- Mathematical finance
- Non-credit bearing Lifelong learning online
- Public policy and public management
- Railway studies
How to apply
For details of fees and how to apply, see the course pages on Department websites.
For home astronomers: an opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
A unique opportunity to gain detailed and practical knowledge of the history, use, care and conservation of parish churches.
The Department's distance learning PhD is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course. Our students produce internationally recognised research as part of our top-rated research groups.
A highly-interactive series of credit-bearing modules, exploring both creative writing, and literary theory, and encompassing the writing of fiction, scripts and poetry.
An exciting opportunity for flexible, part-time study at the University of York.
For prospective students of postgraduate programmes in economics and those wanting to enhance their skills in microeconomics and quantitative methods.
Designed for teaching professionals or those working with children to develop a deep understanding of English language education.
Obtain a regional geological understanding with which to interpret larger-scale Earth processes and structures.
Develop your knowledge of the basic principles and tools of health economics to apply them and understand their impact in the workplace.
Further your knowledge and understanding of basic and advanced issues in the economic evaluation of health technology assessment through high quality training in relevant theoretical and practical issues.
Designed to meet your needs as educators in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and other health professions. The overall aim of the course is to enable you to develop practical capabilities in critical, reflective understanding of learning and teaching in clinical practice.
The Department's distance learning PhD is a three-year full-time or six-year part-time course. Join our internationally recognised centre for art historical study, ranked first for research impact and environment in the UK.
Developing your capacity to understand and respond strategically to humanitarian needs in complex operational contexts, reflect critically on contemporary humanitarian issues and challenges at the headquarter and field levels, and design evidence-based policy.
Improve your capacity to influence, contribute to or lead the international development agenda at local, national or international levels.
Rigorous training in mathematical and computational techniques relevant to practitioners in the modern quantitative finance industry, in particular managing investment and risk.
The Lifelong Learning Centre offers a number of learning for pleasure and undergraduate distance learning courses.
Understand better how social policies are made by exploring the interplay between decision-making on the national level with global and transnational forces.
Focusing on how the policy process and delivery of services are linked, develop your understanding of how policy is made, implemented and evaluated, and the key issues of managing public services.
Reflecting the current public service modernisation agenda, enhance your capacity to manage, lead, change and improve public services.
Gain an understanding of how academics have investigated the social, cultural, political, business, economic, and technological aspects of British railway history between 1825 and 2002.