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Research degrees

Pursue your passions and make an impact on the world with a research degree at York St John University.

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Join our community of forward thinking academics as a postgraduate researcher (PGR).

Delve into your chosen topic, work with a supervisor, and make a positive impact with your research. You can discover key research areas at York St John on our Research pages.

8th for overall satisfaction among part time postgraduate researchers
(Postgraduate Experience Survey 2023)

On this page you can find out more about the types of research degree that we offer. You can also find out how to apply, where to get funding, and about our support for researchers.

We plan to grow our research community over the next few years. To read about how we will grow and increase our support, download our commitment plan.

Download: Our Commitment to Postgraduate Research (PDF, 1.7MB)

Postgraduate events

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Join us at an Open Evening, Open Day or other postgraduate event to find out more about research at York St John.

Talk to us about what it's like to be a postgraduate researcher here, and ask us your questions about how to apply. You'll also get a chance to speak to our academic staff.

Postgraduate events

Our research degrees

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Master's by Research MA, MSc

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Practice-led Master's by Research MA, MSc

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Practice-led Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

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Doctor of Education