Research Degrees

York St John University is committed to providing excellence in academic practice and offers a wide range of research opportunities.

We provide a wealth of expertise and a supportive and stimulating environment in which to conduct your studies. The University has a vibrant and developing research community, with research students working in, and across, a variety of disciplines. In the Higher Education Academy’s 2017 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, 95% of YSJ postgraduates agreed or strongly agreed with the statement in question 18.1 ‘Overall, I am satisfied with the experience of my research degree programme’.

We offer a range of postgraduate degrees: Doctorates of Philosophy (PhDs); Professional Doctorates in Education, and in Theology; Practice-led PhDs; MA by Research, MSc by Research and MPhil by Research. Please note that cross-school supervision is welcome. If you are interested in undertaking a scholarship, please consult our Degree Funding Opportunities page.

Below, you will find links to our online application system and links to support you with the application process and your prospective future study.

If you have any queries on the application process, please contact Admissions; if you are interested in liaising with a member of our academic team, please contact the School Research Lead for the relevant area, details of which are available in the 'Supervision Areas by Academic School' section.