How can you become a researcher with us?

Join our vibrant research community

Postgraduate students discussing in a common room

On campus or online, you'll be part of a welcoming postgraduate community

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Supporting your studies with extensive online resources and modern facilities

graduation MA students Nick Ellison 2015

Celebrating your success on graduation day

We welcome new researchers into our large and active research community here at York. We have 10 Professors, 25 academic staff, 33 research staff, 58 PhD students and 8 research masters students who all contribute to a full and varied programme of research in the department.

Exciting subjects

Excellent facilities

Research students in SPSW are part of the new Research Centre for the Social Sciences (ReCSS). Created in 2014 it offers you high quality accommodation in an interdisciplinary environment. ReCSS hosts events and training for social sciences research students as well as weekly coffee mornings where you can gather for a chat and support. ReCSS houses the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. This offers excellent supervisioin, first class training and a vibrant intellectual environment for postgraduate research students. It enables PhD students to participate in national and international networks of industrial partners, opinion formers, policy makers and academics. It aims to produce doctoral graduates with outstanding skills and flexibility.

View our programmes

We have a wide range of postgraduate study options from PG certificates to Masters degrees to PhDs.

See where study at York might lead you!