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How to Apply

Applying to York for postgraduate study couldn't be simpler - there is an on-line application system.

The University pages dedicated to Postgraduate study provide a wealth of information about the research environment and community that you will become part of.

Research proposal

For research programmes, you must submit your research proposal with your application. This should:

  • outline the research question you intend to explore and explain its significance 
  • discuss what else has been done in this sphere and how you intend to build on these foundations
  • indicate the sources of data/evidence that you plan to use and its availability, plus the related methods of analysis

Obviously, some of these matters, especially the last, may not have been decided yet and will develop further anyway during the course of your reserach - this is just to set out a starting point. We recommend that you seek advice from your potential supervisor (i.e. the member of staff who shares your research interests) in constructing this opening proposal. 


We award the scholarships/bursaries on the basis of academic merit and you will be asked to upload a transcript (this is an official document from the University and includes marks from all years of study).

If you have not completed your current degree you will need to upload an interim transcript which will present your marks so far. You can obtain these from your University Examinations Office (If you are a York student, please see this page on Transcripts). You can also encourage your referees to include a comment about your expected degree result.

If you are applying as a mature student, or are entering Higher Education through a different route, please give details of your relevant experience and your goals, as well as any relevant academic and/or professional qualifications.

We will notify successful candidates of the outcome of funding awards in July.

For further enquiries contact the Postgraduate Administrators via