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Postgraduate taught study in engineering

Learn to design systems, networks and applications that address the complex problems of today’s world. Through a combination of theoretical and practical work, you'll develop your specialist skills and prepare to take on projects with real-world impact.

Why study engineering at York?

At York, many of our teaching staff are active researchers, and we work closely with our industrial partners to ensure everything we teach is current and relevant. Each course combines advanced taught modules with a substantial project, mostly undertaken by students in groups, employing design, test and integration procedures that adhere to industrial quality standards. Our teaching is underpinned by our research strengths. We deliver research that has real-world benefits, often in collaboration with external partners, such as robotics for healthcare, mobile communications for autonomous vehicles and realistic acoustic experiences for virtual reality.

Our courses

Fantastic facilities

We have a range of specialised teaching spaces, laboratories and workshops, including our state-of-the-art engineering facilities. You'll have access to industry-standard equipment, ensuring you learn key practical skills for disciplines including music technology, computer engineering, and robotics.

Committed to equality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.

Research excellence

Interdisciplinary research is one of our strengths. We collaborate across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross theoretical boundaries. 97% of our research is rated as World Leading or Internationally Excellent in the latest REF results (2021).

Professional development

Our engineering Masters courses follow a carefully designed Professional Development Framework, created in collaboration with key contributors from industry, research and academia. The framework will help you develop transferable skills and professional behaviours, which will support your studies and future career. 

Through an intensive induction programme and ongoing masterclasses, workshops and activities, you will become:

  • a more personally effective individual
  • a more confident communicator
  • a stronger team leader
  • a more effective user of IT
  • adept at research, reporting and managing data.

Our facilities

You'll have access to a range of specialised teaching spaces, laboratories and workshops. Our industry-standard facilities include our nanotechnology centre, recording studios, VR suite, computing laboratories, clean room, robot lab and a range of other state-of-the-art facilities. Find out more about our facilities.

Scholarships and funding

Find out more about funding your Masters degree.

Careers

  • Our academics undertake a wide range of commercialisation and consultancy activities, which have led to spin-out companies, including SkillsForge, ngenics, Simomics, ClearSky Medical Diagnostics, Asuuta. Boost your employability skills and learn from our expert staff who are active in the industry.
  • Throughout your degree, you’ll work with industry-standard tools, gaining experience relevant to real-world situations. Study with us and benefit from talks and visits from our industrial contacts.
  • After graduating from one of our Masters degrees, you'll have developed a comprehensive portfolio, including experience from team projects, which will open doors to a wider range of employers.

Our graduates

Recent graduates have started successful careers working with Apple, Nissan, HM Revenue & Customs, Huawei, KPMG, Nokia Siemens Networks, Samsung and more.

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