Working alongside renowned experts, you'll play a key role in pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field.
Our courses allow you to focus in depth on a piece of independent and original research, and give you the chance to uncover knowledge that can change people's lives.
Types of degree
Qualifications include: PhD, MPhil and MA/MSc by research. We offer specific studentships and projects, or you can find a potential supervisor who matches your research interest.
A number of funding opportunities are available from our departments, the Research Councils UK, our Doctoral Training Centres, as well as scholarships for international students.
Fees and expenses
Find out about tuition fees, additional costs and living expenses. Fees vary by course and whether you're classified as a UK/EU or overseas student.
As a research student at York, you'll be part of a dynamic, world-class university. You'll collaborate with pioneering academics, across disciplinary boundaries, on discoveries that can make our world a better place. You'll be supported by your department and our Graduate Research School every step of the way to ensure you can make an impact.
Graduate Students' Association (GSA)
We're one of only a few universities in the UK to have an independent student-led organisation specifically for postgraduates.
The GSA is led by a team of elected officers who are all York students or recent graduates. They're here to help you make the most of your time at York.
"York helped me develop my critical thinking and analytical skills in a creative environment with state-of-the-art facilities. My training also helped me become an independent researcher and prepared me for my current role.”
Dr Wei He Lecturer in the Department of Biology, Northwest University, Xian, China (PhD Biology)
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