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 studenships (Nestle Scholarship)

The School of Sport at York St John University is an ambitious value-led school founded on the principles of social justice, the right to play, putting the performer before the performance, a focus on the healthy athlete, stressing participation over consumerism, intellectual generosity and holding to account those who seek elitism rather than sporting excellence. 

In partnership with Nestle/Roundtree Foundation, we are pleased to offer up to three MSc by Research studentships (Nestle Scholarship). The value of the scholarship will cover tuition fees for full-time UK and EU students (maximum award is £4,250).

We are keen to support research that aligns with values of the School of Sport. The proposed research must also be aligned with the research expertise and interests of staff within the school.

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. Recipients of the Nestle Scholarship will need to 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 in a scholarship opportunity by stating such within your research proposal and discussing this where appropriate during your interview.

Any queries can be directed to the School Research Lead, Professor Andrew Hill, 01904 876365,

Application for enrolment will need to be completed by 9 July, 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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