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Welcome to York – Online

Our online programmes are designed to be engaging, interactive and informative. Whatever online course you take with us, it will definitely be a full learning experience, wherever you are in the world.

Our online offer

  • Live sessions with our friendly and knowledgeable tutors in our online classrooms;
  • Breakout rooms for discussion in small groups;
  • Small group project work;
  • Small group tutorials and feedback from our tutors;
  • See the local sights on our virtual tours;
  • Meet and chat to local York residents with our virtual homestay experiences;
  • Relax, keep practising your English and have fun with our virtual social events hosted by our York student social coordinators;
  • Make friends and learn about other cultures in our International Conversation Afternoon;
  • Access to the University of York Virtual Learning Environment;
  • Certificate on successful completion of the course.

See it in action

Our short video, shot in September 2020, shows our online teaching in action.

Try it first

We regularly offer free taster courses that are open to all. These programmes now include one to four sessions, and feature some of our regular course content, so that you or your students can get a true taste of what our online teaching is like.

Learn more about our taster courses

Course types

Open access programmes

We offer a range of short open-access study programmes. These are ideal for individual students as well as institutions that do not wish to arrange a bespoke programme with us.

Browse our open access courses

Bespoke programmes

We offer a range of study options for students of existing and new partner institutions. Most of our face-to-face programmes are available in an online version, and we are happy to tailor our programmes to the needs of your students.

Enquire about our bespoke programmes


Contact us

Centre for Global Programmes
Derwent College
University of York
YO10 5DD

Student testimonials

You can practice English and make friends from all over the world.

Ayune Yamada
Ayune Yamada
August 2020

These courses are very helpful, well planned and excellently taught.

Miguel Nava
Miguel Nava
July 2020

These online courses have definitely changed my perspective on life.

Kate Rigunova
Kate Rigunova
September 2020