Postgraduate study

Postgraduate students discussing in a common room

On campus or online, you'll be part of a welcoming postgraduate community

Student infront of Borthwick Institute, part of the University Library and Archives

Supporting your studies with extensive online resources and modern facilities

Our postgraduate programmes draw on research excellence and expertise in social policy, social work and public management. On our programmes, whether on campus or online, you will be part of a diverse student body in a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment, supported by academics with a wide range of interests.

MA and MPA programmes

Qualifying social work programme for graduates

Advanced social policy degree courses

Postgraduate programmes in public management and administration by online study

MRes degrees

Designed for social researchers or in preparation for a PhD

Research degrees

Find out more

The 'Social Work Service User and Carer Participation Advisory' group works with students as part of their teaching.

Watch the video and see why our international students choose Social Policy at York.

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New students

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Contact us

Admissions Manager                                               Rachel McAllister                                      +44 (0) 1904 32 1273