As a visiting student at York you'll be fully integrated into academic life at a world-class, research-led university. Find out what you can study here.
Undergraduate and Masters
The academic year is split into three ten-week terms. You can study with us for one or two consecutive terms, or the whole year. Some modules run across more than one term.
Each term, you can take a minimum of 40 credits (20 ECTS) and a maximum of 60 credits (30 ECTS). You can study a maximum of 120 credits (60 ECTS) in each year. You should make sure that your module choices give the right number of credits for your chosen period of study. Your home university will confirm how many credits you need.
You can spend part of your research degree at York undertaking full-time supervised research as a visiting student, before returning to your home university to complete your degree.
You'll have the same level of support for your research as other research students at York. This includes a specialist supervisor who you'll meet with regularly to discuss your progress. You may also take optional skills training and professional development courses and have the opportunity to teach or take part in public engagement activities.
Before beginning your application, you should contact the relevant academic department and identify a supervisor for your research, to ensure that we can provide appropriate support for your project.
Most of our academic departments offer modules at a range of levels for visiting students. You can apply to different levels, providing you can demonstrate your ability to meet the demands of each module. To find out more about the level of ability that different modules require, please contact the relevant department.
Please apply for the correct module level. The module suffix shows the level:
- Stage One – C
- Stage Two – I
- Stage Three – H
- Masters - M
- Undergraduates may apply to modules in multiple departments. You can apply to study modules from up to three departments in most cases. Taught postgraduates can only apply to one department.
- Due to timetable constraints, we can’t accommodate every combination of modules. You're more likely to get your first choice of modules if they are taught by the same department and at the same level of study.
- The number of spaces on each module is limited. Applying earlier will give you a better chance of studying the modules of your choice.
- We can’t guarantee that the modules listed will be available in each academic year, nor can we guarantee admission to particular modules. We will normally confirm your registration on each module once you arrive at York.
- Computer Science
- Economics and Related Studies
- Eighteenth Century Studies (postgraduate only)
- Electronic Engineering
- English and Related Literature
- Environment and Geography
- History of Art
- Language and Linguistic Science
- Law (undergraduate only)
- Management (undergraduate only)
- Medieval Studies (postgraduate only)
- Natural Sciences (undergraduate only)
- Psychology (undergraduate full academic year only)
- Social Policy and Social Work
- Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (undergraduate only)
- Women's Studies (postgraduate only)
- The Writing and Language Skills Centre