Find out about your study options, our entry requirements and how to apply to York.
January 2021 starts
As well as starting in September 2020, some of our Masters courses will be starting in January 2021. Find out more about January starts.
Types of courses
We offer a wide range of courses in the subject areas of Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.
- Undergraduate courses
- Postgraduate taught courses
- Postgraduate research degrees
- Online and distance learning courses
- International pathway courses
If you're already studying at another university, you can apply to spend time at York as a visiting student (from one term to a full academic year).
Summer schools and short courses
If you're from a partner university you can join us at our summer schools and short courses (from one to sixteen weeks).
Short online courses
Applying and entry requirements
The application processes are different depending on the type of course you're applying to.
For undergraduate courses at York (such as BA, BSc and BEng) you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). You can apply independently or through an overseas agent.
Undergraduate entry requirements
You should check our typical entry requirements and course-specific requirements. You may also be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability.
- Entry requirements for your country
- Undergraduate course-specific entry requirements
- Undergraduate English language requirements
International pathway course: Foundation Certificate
If it's stated in your country information, or you do not meet the typical entry requirements for your course, you will need to complete a foundation course before joining a Bachelors degree at York. The Foundation Certificate will prepare you for study on a Bachelors degree.
If you successfully complete the course to the required level you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. We also consider applicants from other foundation courses.
You can apply online for taught postgraduate taught courses (MA, MSc, MRes, PG Diploma, PG Certificate and LLM) and research degrees (MPhil, PhD and MA/MSc by research). In most cases applications can be submitted throughout the year, however we recommend that you apply as early as possible due to competition for places.
Postgraduate entry requirements
You can apply independently or through an overseas agent. You must meet our general entry requirements and course-specific requirements. You may also be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability.
- Entry requirements for your country
- Postgraduate course-specific entry requirements
- Postgraduate taught English language requirements
- Postgraduate research English language requirements
International pathway course: Pre-Masters
For some of our Masters courses, if you do not meet the entry requirements you can prepare via our Pre-Masters programme in our International Pathway College in York or London.
If you successfully complete the course to the required level you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen Masters degree at York.
Pre-sessional English courses
We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses which can be used for entry to degree-level courses. These courses help you achieve the level of English language needed to meet the conditions of your offer and well help further develop your academic study skills. You can apply online once you accept your offer. These courses are popular, so apply early to avoid disappointment.
Writing and language skills support
We offer a range of in-person and online writing and language skills support. This support will help you improve your academic writing, and develop your academic and language skills to a high standard.
Find out about our Writing and Language Skills Centre.
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