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.
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 an 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
If you're an international applicant, you may also need to consider some additional factors including:
- English language requirements
- Visa requirements including how to get your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Our Pre-Masters programme if you don't meet our entry requirements.
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 in Accounting and Financial Management (international applicants)
- MA in Education (international applicants)
- MSc Marine Environmental Management (all 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.
UK government loans: you may be entitled to a 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.
For 2021/22 entry applications will open on 28 September 2020.
If you're applying to one of the following courses you must apply through UCAS:
- MA Social Work (course information)
- Start your application to MA Social Work (ucas.com)
- PGCE courses (course information)
- Start your PGCE application (ucas.com)
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.
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.
We consider all applications in a fair, transparent and consistent way. Find out more about our admissions policy.