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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.

You can get to know us at events online or on campus, such as virtual open days, taster days and campus tours. You can also visit us at study fairs in the UK and abroad.

York Virtual Visit

Explore York from the comfort of your own home with our new whistle-stop virtual Open Day experience. 

Watch videos, 360s and take a tour of campus and the city. Find out what makes York, York.

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University of the Year shortlisted

We're proud to announce that we were shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards:

  • Times Higher Education Awards 2021
  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Find out more about our nominations

Why York?

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.

More reasons to choose York

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

Is a taught course for me?

You may want to expand on knowledge from your undergraduate degree to progress in your current career, or to enter a specific industry.

If you’re looking for regular, structured engagement with fellow students and academics, a taught course could be a great option. Alongside taught modules, you'll have the opportunity to carry out independent study through a project or dissertation

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

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.

Explore the GSA

Support

We are here to support you throughout your time at York to ensure that you make the most out of your learning experience. As a postgraduate student, you will have access to a range of support that will help you with your wellbeing and academic life.

More ways that we can support you

Graduate life

Discover our outstanding study spaces, cafés, theatres, nursery, sports facilities, college life, events and more.

Your career

Access our employer networks, specialist careers support and study abroad opportunities.

Accommodation

Explore a variety of postgraduate accommodation, on and close to campus, including options for families, couples and students with additional requirements.

International students

Join our diverse community of students and staff from over 150 countries.

York life

Get to know our vibrant, contemporary city, renowned for its rich culture and heritage.

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