Degree Funding Opportunities

PhD Studentship

Staging Change: Leadership, Engagement and Advocacy in Learning Disability Theatre

Closing Date: 15 June 2018

The School of Performance and Media Production is seeking applications from candidates interested in pursuing a full-time PhD research project starting 1 October 2018 under the title: ‘Staging Change: Leadership, Engagement and Advocacy in Learning Disability Theatre’. The PhD studentship is offered in collaboration with Mind the Gap (MtG), one of Europe’s leading learning disability theatre companies.

Full description: Staging Change Funded Studentship, 1 October 2018 (PDF, 0.3MB)


MSc by Research Studentships (National Collaborative Outreach Programme Higher York  Scholarship)

The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) Higher York and School of Sport at York St John University are pleased to offer two MSc by Research studentships. The value of the scholarship will cover tuition fees for full-time UK and EU students (maximum award is £4,250). There will also be additional financial support to cover costs of consumables and travel for the projects (up to £1250 each).

The two MSc by Research studentships are associated with the completion of one of the two commissioned pieces of research titled:

“Barriers to accessing university in coastal communities: A qualitative study exploring why young people living along the North Yorkshire Coast are underrepresented in Britain’s Higher Education institutions.”

“Service children’s thoughts on applying for university: A qualitative study exploring why young people from military families in North Yorkshire are underrepresented in higher education institutions.”

The studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis and subject to the applicant satisfying standard York St John University application processes for MSc by Research.

All applicants must have (or be about to complete) a relevant degree (at least a 2:1 Honours) to enrol on an MSc by Research. It is envisaged that the recipients of these scholarships will have been awarded a first class degree.

To apply, please visit our Application Links page, and apply via the MSc by Research link, expressing within your application form that you would be interested one of the above scholarship opportunities by stating such within your research proposal and discussing this where appropriate during your interview.

Any general queries can be directed to the School Research Lead, Professor Andrew Hill, 01904 876365, Queries regarding the two projects should be directed to Dr Spencer Swain, 01904 876830,

Application for enrolment will need to be completed by noon 27 August, 2018.


Alumni Discounts

For York St John University alumni, we offer a 10% discount on all postgraduate degrees: Members Benefits & Discounts.

For further information, please email our Alumni department (


External Funding Sources

For a list of external funding sources, please visit our Postgraduate Research Funding page.


Postgraduate Student Loans

From academic year 2018-19, applicants will be able to apply for government postgraduate student loans.

Further information can be sought from the following links:

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