The University of York is in the top 100 of both the THE and the QS 2010 world rankings, confirming our status as one of the world's foremost universities.
  • #132 Ranking
  • 155 Masters
  • 16000 Students



Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.


A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.

There are now over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to nearly 16,000.


A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to strengthening our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.Some research subjects are:

  • Creativity
  • Culture and communication
  • Environmental Sustainability and Resilience
  • Health and wellbeing
Research centres, institutes and units:
  • Anomalous Experience Research Unit
  • Archaeology Data Service
  • Biological Physical Sciences Institute
  • Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders
  • Centre for Conservation Studies
  • Centre for Digital Heritage
  • Centre for Education Development
  • Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies
  • Institute of Railway Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Narrative Studies
  • etc.


Whatever you plan to do after your graduate, we can help you stand out from the crowd. We offer a wealth of opportunities and advice that will support your career ambitions.

  • 90% of York students enter work or further study within six months of graduating*
  • We're ranked in the Top 25 of universities targeted by the largest number of top employers (The Graduate Market in 2016, High Fliers)
  • Hundreds of employers, from multinationals to local small and medium-sized businesses visit us on campus every year.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (65)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of York!


Student services

We offer a variety of services to our international services, which includes the following:-

  • Immigration Advice Service
  • A student orientation programme on arrival
  • Airport collection
  • The International Students' Association
  • The Graduate Students' Association
  • International student representation within College welfare networks
  • HOST (homestays)
  • York Ambassador's Scheme
  • English language support programmes
The University provides English language and study skills support to international students through the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT). A range of courses is available to help you improve your English and develop the skills needed for successful study.

Housing services

If you are paying overseas tuition fees, you're guaranteed University accommodation for each year of your course if you meet our guarantee criteria and apply by our deadline dates.

We offer a range of self-catered and catered accommodation options with ensuite and shared bathrooms available.

Library services

6 buildings and areas make up the University Library:

  • JB Morrell Library
  • Harry Fairhurst Building
  • Raymond Burton Library
  • King's Manor Library
  • York Minster Library
  • Borthwick Institute for Archives
There are over 1,200 study spaces across the JB Morrell and Raymond Burton Libraries and the Harry Fairhurst building.These spaces provide you with areas for single and group study.

ICT services

All the Library buildings have wifi access throughout and easy access to power sockets for use with your mobile devices.

Medical services

Health care is provided by your doctor, the Health Centre on campus, the NHS urgent care centre at York District Hospital and various chemists, dentists and opticians in York.You can access urgent NHS health advice by calling 111.To consult a doctor you must first register with them. You can find a doctor convenient for where you live in York, using the NHS search facility.

Student Life

Campus life

York is a vibrant, student-friendly city. It's a contemporary, charming, and iconic city, known for it's rich history and heritage.

With a population of 200,000, it’s big enough to feel lively, but small enough to be friendly, and easy to cycle and walk around.

The city offers more than 25 festivals with free events throughout the year.

Sports facilities

  • Whether you want to participate, play, prepare or perform there's something for everyone at York - from beginners to pros. You can indulge existing passions or try something completely new.
  • Be part of York Sport Union, the sporting arm of the Students' Union (YUSU) - they coordinate 60+ sports clubs, 3000+ players and 16 college sports.
  • Keep fit and train in our flagship facilities which include our £9m Sport Village.
  • Walk, cycle or run our new YorActive Trail, a 5km outdoor fitness trail connecting the west and east parts of campus.

Student clubs

The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) offers over 180 student societies, all entirely organised by and for students, or you can always start your own. From astronomy to aerobics and politics to poetry - there is plenty to choose from.

Events on campus include big summer parties, club meet-ups, live music events, guest lectures, Christmas fairs, bake-off competitions and much more.


All the courses at York have been accredited as approved training by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and we were awarded maximum scores and recognition for 25 years of accreditation.A number of University programmes are accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.All universities are subject to Institutional Review by the Quality Assurance Agency every six years.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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