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Masters taster afternoon

Come and visit us on campus for a taster of some of our taught Masters degrees.

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What happens on the day?


11.30am - Optional campus tour

Meet us at the Ron Cooke Hub Atrium for a 1 hour 30 minute tour of Campus East and West.

If you don't want to go on a campus tour, you can arrive at 1pm for the networking session.


1pm onwards - Registration, networking and information fair

Ron Cooke Hub Atrium, Campus East

This is your opportunity to chat with some of our current Masters students over coffee and cake and find out what it’s really like to study at York. Information stands from the likes of the Graduate Students’ Association, Accommodation and Finance and Careers are also available for you to visit and ask any questions you may have.


1.50pm - Talk: financing your degree

Lecture Theatre PZA/103, Campus East

Our Student Finance team will talk you through the funding opportunities and finance options that may be available to you if you are studying a postgraduate taught degree.


2.10pm - Talk: Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) and student life

Lecture Theatre PZA/103, Campus East

We are one of only a few universities in the UK to have an independent, student-led organisation specifically for postgraduates. Discover how the GSA can support you throughout your time at York. You’ll also hear from some of our current Masters students who will chat about their personal experience of studying and living in York.

2.30pm to 5pm - Meet your Department

Our student ambassadors will take you to your Department for lectures and breakout sessions.

You'll have the opportunity to meet with your Department, attend a subject talk, take a tour of your Department and participate in a Q&A session with Department staff and current students.

Due to industrial action taking place across campus, the Department sessions may be subject to change.

Department session information


Session Information


A welcome talk, followed by subject talks and a Q&A session.

You’ll also have a tour of the Department.


A welcome talk from Dr Avtar Matharu.

A Green Chemistry overview by Dr Tom Dugmore.

A taster lecture in ‘Elemental Sustainability’ by Dr Tom Farmer.

You’ll also have a tour of the Department.

Computer Science

A welcome talk with refreshments, followed by a tour of the Department.

You’ll also have a mini lecture and an opportunity to meet key academic staff.

Environment and Geography

A Department welcome and subject overview, followed by discussions regarding academic research in the Department with key Departmental staff.

Electronic Engineering

For MSc Audio and Music Technology, you’ll have a tour of the facilities and a taster lecture: 'You are surrounded: an introduction to spatial audio' by Dr Gavin Kearney. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

For MSc Engineering Management, you’ll have a taster lecture: ‘Innovation?’ by Dr Noel Jackson, followed by a Q&A session.

Health Sciences

A welcome with refreshments, mini lecture in Public Health and Trials, followed by a Q&A session and tour of the Department.

Hull York Medical School (

A welcome & introduction to Hull York Medical School with Dr Veronica McKay.

This will be followed by tutorial demos in the following courses: Clinical Gross Anatomy of the Heart, Anatomy Pedagogy, Clinician Applied, Evolutionary Anatomy and Pharmacology.


A welcome and taster lecture: 'Magnetic Confinement Fusion’ with Dr István Cziegler.

This will be followed by a tour of the York Plasma Institute and a presentation from Physics alumni.


A welcome discussion followed by a Q&A session with key academic staff and a tour of the Department.


Session Information

Economics and Related Studies

A mini lecture with Professor Luigi Siciliani, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet with staff and current students.


A welcome talk from Dr Andrzej Cirocki, followed by programme-specific subject talks/mini lectures and a Q&A session over refreshments.

Law School

A welcome and a tour of the Law School, followed by a Q&A session and mini lecture.


A welcome and programme overview with Department staff, followed by a Q&A session with academic staff and student representatives.

Social Policy & Social Work

A Department welcome, followed by subject sessions covering Social Policy and Social Work with key academic staff.


A Department welcome with a programme overview, followed by a mini lecture and Q&A session with current students.


Session Information


An introduction to postgraduate study in Archaeology

Take a tour of the Department, followed by a Q&A with Department staff.

Eighteenth Century Studies

See the Department of English and Related Literature for subject specific activities.

English and Related Literature

A welcome with refreshments followed by an overview of postgraduate study in English Literature.

Hear about the student perspective in short presentations by current postgraduate students, followed by a Q&A session.


An introduction to the Department of History, followed by a Q&A session with current postgraduates.

You’ll also get the opportunity to meet Department staff.

Modern Studies

See the Department of English and Related Literature for subject specific activities

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

See the Department of History for subject specific activities.

Television, Film, Theatre and Interactive Media 

A welcome with a Q&A session with Dr Lisa Peschel.

You’ll also have a tour of the Department.

This session will close at 4pm.

I took part in a Masters Taster Afternoon in which I was able to visit my supervisor to get a better idea of what my course had to offer. At that point, I had already received an unconditional offer, but was considering two or three other schools as well. I was working full-time, and so I was unable to come to my course open day, but really got a feel for what the atmosphere would be like at York from this Taster event.

Jordan, MSc Environmental Economics and Environmental Management

I attended the Masters Taster event at the University which I would definitely recommend attending as all my questions were answered that day from funding to course requirements. I spoke to a student ambassador from the Department of Health Sciences who was very patient with me even though I had so many questions to ask. It was very important for me as a single-parent living some distance away to get all the right information before deciding if the Masters was a viable option.

Heidi, Masters in Public Health