A Masters qualification from York can act as a springboard to a new or advanced career, or progress into research.
Join us and you’ll work with renowned academics at the forefront of their fields and become part of our vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers.
The 2020/21 academic year will start in September as planned in our usual term dates. How we deliver our courses will depend on government guidance on social distancing at the time. We are preparing for all different scenarios in order to maintain the excellent teaching offered at York. Some courses are also offering the option to start in January 2021. Find out more about our plans for the start of term.
In the meantime prepare for university life with our short private online courses, created exclusively for offer holders.
Types of degree
Qualifications include: MSc, MA, LLM, MPA, PG Dip, PG Cert, PGCE, Graduate Diploma, MPH and MRes, with flexible options to study full-time, part-time and online.
Although many of our Masters students self-fund their course, a number of scholarships and loans are available to help with costs and support your study.
Fees and expenses
Find out about tuition fees, additional costs and living expenses. Fees vary by course and whether you're classed as a UK, EU or international student.
From the moment you arrive as a Masters student at York, we're committed to strengthening your understanding of your subject and helping you develop the skills employers are looking for in the global marketplace. You'll benefit from our impressive research facilities and resources, our postgraduate-only college and research-led programmes expertly designed and delivered by staff at the forefront of their subjects.
When I was trying to decide on a university for my Masters, I knew that I wanted a great university in a city, but without the bustle of London and one that adopted a very practical approach. The University of York ticked all of these boxes for me. The placement opportunity offered by the York Law School and the Centre for Applied Human Rights was a great way to gain practical experience alongside in-depth knowledge in my chosen field. This was important to me because I wanted to finish my Masters with skills and experiences that would enable me to secure jobs and thrive in a working environment.
Nabila, LLM International Human Rights Law and Practice
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.
You study in a more independent way than at undergraduate level. I understand what my lecturers are currently researching and – naturally – they love talking about it. After our induction all the Linguistics Masters students chatted with the academics. It really felt like I was part of a community of thinkers.
Ben, MSc Forensic Speech Science
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Explore a variety of postgraduate accommodation, on and close to campus, including options for families, couples and students with additional requirements.
Join our diverse community of students and staff from over 150 countries.
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Online learning students
Become part of our online community and support network for online and distance learners.
"I chose the University of York because the Masters courses on offer are quite intensive. That appealed to me and of course, the University of York is part of the Russell Group which is important.”
Nachiket, Digital Film and Television Production MA student
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