Postgraduate student experience

The University of York has nearly 4,000 postgraduate students, a dedicated college for graduate accommodation, and is one of the few UK universities with a separate Graduate Students’ Association.

Find out more about student life at York, and about the York Graduate Research School.

James Morris, MA and PhD

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"Studying at York has been formative for me and for many of my contemporaries. The Department of History demands and rewards excellence and is supportive of all intellectual inquiry; as a result, it also generates research that reshapes our understanding of the past." Read more about James' experience

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Sarah Hartley, MA and PhD

"You will be taught and supervised by academics who are leaders in their fields and there are also always a variety of talks by visiting speakers going on, whatever your particular interests... I also like the ethos of the University."

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PhD student profiles



Find out about the experiences of more of our former PhD students.

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