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Students benefiting from the York Masters Opportunities Scholars scheme

Posted on Monday 20 October 2014

Dr Paul Wakeling is leading the research underpinning HEFCE’s Postgraduate Support Scheme at York.

Why is educational achievement heritable?

Posted on Monday 13 October 2014

New research involving the University of York has found that the high heritability of exam grades reflects many genetically influenced traits such as personality, behaviour problems and self-efficacy, and not just intelligence.

Early modern revenge tragedy focus

Posted on Friday 10 October 2014

Professor John Jowett, Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute and a visiting researcher at the Humanities Research Centre at York, contributed to undergraduate seminars on early modern revenge tragedy and Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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