Whatever your motivation for study, York offers an extensive range of courses taught by pioneering staff. The combination of our excellent teaching, outstanding facilities, and training and development opportunities will help you be successful in whatever you want to achieve.
10th for research impact
Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
Russell Group member
one of 24 research-intensive UK universities
A global community
Over 5,000 taught postgraduate students from across the globe
Deciding where to do your Masters, or in fact whether to do one in the first place, is a big decision.
A postgraduate qualification from York can act as a springboard to a new or advanced career. Based on your undergraduate study, you might want to specialise further before entering the job market. Or perhaps you're a professional looking to take your expertise to the next level. Maybe you're looking to change career, or progress onto a PhD. Whatever your motivation is for committing to postgraduate study, at York we can help you achieve your goals.
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We're one of the world's premier institutions for inspirational and groundbreaking research. In the most recent assessment of UK research (REF 2014) we were 14th overall and 10th* for the impact of our research.
This research-rich environment feeds directly into our teaching. You will work with staff at the forefront of developments in their subject area, who are committed to extending these advancements to others through their teaching.
*Excluding all institutes that have submitted in three or less units of assessment.
Enhance your career
Competition for graduate-level jobs is becoming more competitive. A postgraduate degree from York will give you a competitive edge by equipping you with the critical and creative thinking skills valued in today’s global marketplace and by encouraging you to develop an international outlook.
"York is the first Human Rights City in the UK and the University Centre for Applied Human Rights provided me with the unique opportunity for a placement with York Human Rights City Network. I worked with other European Human Rights Cities and international policymakers and contributed to a United Nations Special Report on Poverty and Inequality in the time of Covid-19. I’m so grateful to have been part of this amazing time of online international knowledge-sharing."
Juliana (Brazil), Chevening Scholar, MA Applied Human Rights
As a postgraduate student at York, you'll have access to our independent student-led organisation, the Graduate Student Association (GSA). Our team of elected officers will help you to make the most of your time at York.
You'll also be able to become a part of our postgraduate-only college, Wentworth Graduate College, even if you are living off campus. As a member, you'll be included in all of the activities and events hosted by the college.
To help you decide whether York is for you, we suggest that you come and meet us. You can join us at an online event, on campus or at a study fair near you. Our staff and students are always happy to answer any questions you may have.