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Short private online courses for postgraduate offer holders

Helping you prepare to become part of our postgraduate learning community

To support your transition to postgraduate study at the University of York, we’ve created two online short courses exclusively for offer holders. They’re a great opportunity to engage with the University before you arrive and understand more about the unrivalled experiences that life at York will bring.

Both courses are completely free and use the FutureLearn platform, which you may have experienced through engagement with our massive open online course portfolio. You can participate from anywhere in the world - all you need is an internet connection and a web browser.

Courses will run over two weeks and will involve around six to eight hours of learning in total.

Get to know us better by becoming part of our global learning community before you arrive. Join us and discover why you’ll love York.

York’s learning community

Learn what to expect when you join our academic community and what teaching, learning and assessment means at York.

Length Time Start date
Two weeks  

3 to 4 hours per week

13 July 2020

When you study at York, you’ll achieve so much more than a qualification. You’ll become an integral part of a learning community, studying alongside your peers and outstanding academics, whose research is changing the world. You’ll be immersed in knowledge, creativity and opportunity.

On this course, you’ll join other incoming students to explore how our postgraduate learning community works and how you'll develop as an independent critical thinker. Find out how courses and assessments are designed, and how you’ll be supported to progress and succeed in your studies and future career.

This is the perfect opportunity to engage with University staff and students, ask questions about teaching and learning, and discover more about the academic community waiting for you at York.

Sign up now (York account holders only)

Guidance for enrolling on FutureLearn courses (PDF , 272kb)

University life at York

Learn more about what life as a postgraduate student is really like from our students’ unions, colleges and societies through to our support services.

Length Time Start date
Two weeks  

3 to 4 hours per week

3 August 2020

At York, you’ll have an unrivalled experience that extends above and beyond your course. Whatever your passions and interests, you’ll choose from an array of extra-curricular activities to take part in.

On this course, you’ll join other incoming students to explore how to get the most out of York’s vibrant, global and inclusive postgraduate student life through societies, sports clubs, art and music. Find out how the culture and opportunities extend beyond our campus to the historic city of York. You’ll also learn how York’s college system works and what support networks will be available to you.

This is a great opportunity to engage with University staff and students, ask questions about postgraduate student life, and find out more about the exciting university life waiting for you at York.

Sign up now (York account holders only)

Guidance for enrolling on FutureLearn courses (PDF , 272kb)