Be inspired at our world-class university
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.
31st in the world for Arts and Humanities
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2017/18
Deciding where to do your Masters, or in fact whether to do one in the first place, is a big decision. We'll help you to explore your options and discover whether York is right for you.
A postgraduate qualification from York can act as a spring board onto a new or advanced career. You might want to specialise your undergraduate study 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.
"I would definitely recommend studying a Masters at York. I developed my confidence and knowledge about the subject and met some wonderful people. It was the best year in my life."
Jagoda Olender, Collections Assistant at York Archaeological Trust (MA Medieval Literatures and Languages)
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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.
We also had one of the highest rankings for four-star world-leading research. This feeds directly into our teaching and you’ll 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.
Stand out from the crowd
Competition for graduate-level jobs is becoming tougher as more of the workforce has an undergraduate degree. A postgraduate degree from York will help 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.
Find out more about how we can help you enhance your career prospects.
"I would never have got my current job without doing my Masters. Even though I'm now in a completely different field - it proved that I could work at this level. I love my job! I help lead the team here at OggaDoon in an international company that partners with world-leading innovative technology companies, start-ups, SMEs, and big corporates, both here in the UK and across Europe. I balance that with being a bestselling Amazon author under the name Emily Murdoch - in medieval historical fiction, of course."
Emily Perkins, Creative Content Manager, OggaDoon (MA in Medieval Studies)
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.
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