Academic Information

York St John University is known for its academic excellence and responsive nature, always putting the student at the heart of everything it does.


We are home to nine Schools:


Modules and credits

Study Abroad Module Catalogue 2018-19 (PDF, 790KB) 

Please see attached spreadsheet for a list of 2017-18 modules for incoming study abroad/exchange students (subject to change for 2018-19).

For more detailed module information please visit our module catalogue. Please note that not all modules on the online catalogue are available for incoming study abroad/exchange students.

We operate a flexible modular structure enabling you to choose the modules most suited to you and your course.

  • A full-time workload is 60 York St John University credits per semester.
  • Most modules are worth 10 or 20 credits.
  • 60 York St John University credits transfer to 30 ECTS credits or 15 US credits.


Teaching and Assessment

You will study alongside our full degree students and complete the same assessments, which are usually written assignments or examinations. An academic transcript of results will be sent to you at the end of your period of study.


Academic Calendar

Our academic year is split into two semesters:
Semester one runs from September to December/January.
Semester two runs from January to May.
We welcome students for semester one, semester two or the full year.


Academic Year 2018-19

Semester 1  
Arrival Days Semester 1/Year Saturday 15 September or Sunday 16 September 2018
Orientation week Monday 17 September 2018
Classes start for Semester 1 Monday 24 September 2018
Reading Week (no classes) Monday 19 November to Friday 23 November 2018 
Last day of class before the Christmas vacation Friday 14 December 2018
Depart Accommodation for those leaving at Christmas Saturday 15 December 2018
Christmas Vacation  
Assessment Period (no teaching) Monday 7 January 2019
Exam Period 14 - 23 January 2019
End of Semester 1 Wednesday 23 January 2019
Depart accommodation for those leaving at the end of Semester 1 Wednesday 23 January 2019
Semester 2  
Arrival Day Semester 2 Thursday 24 January 2019
Orientation  Friday 25 January and Saturday 26 January 2019
Classes start for Semester 2 Monday 28 January 2019
Last day of class before the Easter vacation Friday 5 April 2019
Easter Vacation  
Classes resume Monday 29 April 2019
Exam Period Tuesday 7 May 2019 to Friday 17 May 2019
End of Semester 2 Friday 31 May 2019
Depart accommodation for those leaving at the end of Semester 2 Saturday 1 June 2019


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