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 June 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

Please note that applications will close for international students applying for campus based courses on the 31 July 2023. Please note that some courses may have earlier closing dates:

School of Business and Society: Courses will close to international students on 30 June 2023.

Home applications can continue to be submitted after 31 July 2023 but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.

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.

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MA Social Work

If you are applying for an 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.

MSc in Physician Associate Studies

If you are applying for the MSc in Physician Associate Studies, you need to make your application through UCAS.

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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.

Contact us

Got a question about applying to York? Email our friendly Admissions Team for advice and support.

If you've already applied to study at York please use You@York to upload any documents. Please do not email documents to us.

Postgraduate Admissions

pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322142

Contact us

Got a question about applying to York? Email our friendly Admissions Team for advice and support.

If you've already applied to study at York please use You@York to upload any documents. Please do not email documents to us.

Postgraduate Admissions

pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322142