Pursue your passions and make an impact on the world with a research degree at York St John University.
Our range of research degrees gives you the flexibility to study what you are passionate about.
As a postgraduate researcher (PGR), you will join our community of forward thinking academics. Delve into your chosen topic, work with a supervisor, and make a positive impact. Discover key research areas at York St John on our Research pages.
Find out more about our degrees below. Explore the subject areas you can specialise in, how you will study, and who to contact to discuss a research proposal.
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Our research degrees
Master's by Research MA, MSc
Complete self-directed research into a topic of your choosing to produce a 30,000 word thesis.
Practice-led Master's by Research MA, MSc
Complete self-directed research into a topic of your choosing to produce a thesis alongside a creative output. This course is only available within the School of the Arts and the School of Humanities.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Conduct research into a topic of your choosing and produce a thesis of up to 100,000 words. PhDs can be studied at York or by distance learning.
Practice-led Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Combine an in-depth research project with your creative practice. This PhD results in written thesis and a practical piece. This course is only available within the School of the Arts and the School of Humanities.
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
This course provides the theoretical, clinical and research training for those wishing to work as a Counselling Psychologist.
Professional Doctorate in Education
Research specific aspects of your professional practice while developing knowledge and skills to equip you for a leadership role.