Find out how and when to apply to a Masters and other postgraduate taught courses at York (MSc, MA, PG Dip, PG Cert, PGCE, Graduate Diploma and MRes). We'll also explain what happens after you apply.

Top tip: apply early and make sure you check the funding deadlines. If you're an international student it's best to apply by early July to avoid any delays in applying for your accommodation and/or visa.

1. Choose a course

Decide which course you'd like to study.

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2. Check the entry requirements

For postgraduate taught courses (MSc, MA, PG Dip, PG Cert, PGCE, Graduate Diploma and MRes) you'll need at least the equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree (2:1). Some courses accept lower second class honours degrees (2:2) combined with relevant professional experience and/or vocational qualifications. Actual requirements vary by course.

International applicants

If you're an international applicant, you may also need to consider some additional factors including:

3. Check the application deadline

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

Multiple recruitment rounds

Some courses recruit in rounds, with different deadlines throughout the year:

  • MA Accounting and Financial Management (international applicants)
  • MA Education (international applicants)
  • PG Certificate Health Education for Health Care Professionals (all applicants).

4. Explore your funding options

If you’re applying for funding, you normally need to hold an offer, so be sure to check the funding application processes and deadlines.

You may be entitled to a UK government loan to help fund your Masters study.

5. Complete your application

Submit an online application. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.

Apply now for 2021/22 entry

For 2022/23 entry, applications will open on 27 September 2021.

MA Social Work

If you are applying for a MA in Social Work, your main contact will be ug-admissions@york.ac.uk for any queries.

PGCE applications

If you are applying for a postgraduate PGCE course, your main contact will be ug-admissions@york.ac.uk for any queries.

Supporting documents

We’ll let you know which documents you need to supply before you submit your online application, such as a transcript and an academic reference. Supporting documents can be uploaded during your application and after submission. You can prepare in advance using our supporting documents guide.

Paper applications

You’ll receive a quicker response from us if you apply online. However, if you are unable to do so, you can submit a paper application.

6. After you apply

Find out what happens after you've applied, including how to:

  • track your application
  • upload additional supporting documents
  • accept your offer.

7. Get ready for your arrival

Now is the time to research your accommodation options and start planning for your arrival.

Admissions policy

We consider all applications in a fair, transparent and consistent way. Find out more about our admissions policy.