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Join a community of nearly 4,000 postgraduate students at a research-intensive Russell Group university.

Whether you're studying for a Masters or a research degree, you'll be taught by, and work with, staff who are at the forefront of their fields and who are committed to extending these developments to others through their teaching.

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Study and research options

Our postgraduate courses are broadly split into three groups:

Taught Masters

Completing a Masters degree can enhance your job prospects and increase your earning potential.

Research degrees

Our Graduate Research School makes sure you are set up to succeed and make an impact.

Distance learning

We offer an expanding portfolio of distance learning courses, which offer the opportunity to study in a more flexible way.

World-leading research

We're committed to strengthening our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. 

As a postgraduate student at York, you'll be encouraged to be a driving force behind our research programme, which aims to tackle the grand scientific, social and environmental challenges of our time.

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Postgraduate life at York

We have a thriving postgraduate community at York. Find out how you can make the most of your campus and city life.


We have over 1,000 rooms for postgraduate students, with a range of options to suit your budget.

International students

Join a diverse global community among our students and staff from over 100 countries.

The city

You'll be studying in a beautiful city, regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK.

Life on campus

Our compact green campus is within easy reach of York city centre.

Our postgraduate community

You'll be supported from the moment you arrive, with access to a number of social groups to help you meet like-minded people.

Graduate Research School

Find out how we support our research community of over 2,000 students.

Student representation

The Graduate Students' Association provides support, advice and social opportunities for postgraduate students.

Mature students

The Mature Students' Association provides a network for students over the age of 21.

Enhancing your careers prospects

At York, you'll receive expert advice, training and support to help you stand out from the crowd. From learning a language, to developing your entrepreneurial skills, we provide a range of opportunities that will help you shape a successful career.

Skills and opportunities

We'll help you to develop your professional skills to get ahead in your career.

Research training

You'll have access to specialist resources to support your skills development and career planning.

Study and research abroad

You'll be able to gain an international experience on a study or research exchange at one of our elite partner universities.

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