Find out about your study options, our entry requirements and how to apply to York.

Types of courses

We offer a wide range of courses in the subject areas of arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Visiting students

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).

Applying and entry requirements

The application processes are different depending on the type of course you're applying to.

Undergraduate degrees

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.

How to apply to undergraduate courses

Undergraduate entry requirements

You should check our general entry requirements and course-specific requirements. You may also be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability.

International pathway course: Foundation Certificate

Students from some countries 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.

Postgraduate courses

You can apply online for taught postgraduate taught courses (MA, MSc, 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.

How to apply to postgraduate courses

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.

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 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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