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Reasons to choose York St John

Find out what makes our postgraduate study experience The One for you.

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Teaching that challenges and inspires

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Our teaching draws on our staff's research and professional experience. Your learning will be informed by the most current thinking in your subject area.

Your studies will contribute to new forms of knowledge by asking big questions. You will be part of a community that pushes the boundaries of learning.

Our small class sizes help you to get the most out of your studies. You can collaborate with others and challenge your thinking. Unleash your curiosity in a supportive teaching community where you can excel.

Flexible study options

We know that many of our students have other commitments as well as their studies.

Education is for everyone, and we work hard to make our courses accessible to you, whatever your circumstances.

We offer part time options for most of our postgraduate courses. Even as a full time student, you may only be on campus a few times a week.

Outstanding learning facilities

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We have invested more than £100 million in our campus over the last 10 years. Our priority is creating learning spaces that meet the needs of our students.

Our specialist study facilities include labs for bioscience, health, and psychology courses, dance and drama studios, music production rooms and a suite of visual media facilities.

Our new Creative Centre spans 3 floors and has a 170 seat theatre, as well as teaching spaces for our creative and computing students.

Find out more about where you will study on our Campus and Facilities page.

Making a difference

By choosing to study at York St John, you will be part of a research community that drives positive impact. At York St John, social justice values will inform your learning.

Our research focuses on improving the world around us, from finding new ways to support children with autism, to shining a light on environmental risks in Africa.

Sustainability and care for the environment are high on our agenda. Find out more about some of our latest Sustainability projects.

Career support

We aim to make sure all of our students leave York St John with great employability prospects.

You might choose a postgraduate course to further your career, or to achieve academic ambitions. We offer you support and resources to help you get where you want to be.

We offer:

  • Professional development and CPD courses.
  • Business partnerships and community links.
  • Careers and networking events
  • Teaching opportunities for our PhD students.
  • LaunchPad, our York St John careers service.

A great location

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York is a great city for postgraduate students, with opportunities for research, development, socialising and entertainment.

It was voted the most popular city in the UK in 2021 (YouGov).

For over 2000 years, York has thrived. It's a welcoming place, with unique history and culture. York Minster, Betty's Tea Room and the Shambles are just some of the iconic places that make this city stand out.

We also have a great food scene, a thriving night life and streets full of quirky independent shops. Find out more in our York guide.

Industry connections

York St John is know for its sense of community and collaborative spirit.

Through our contacts in the business industry, we offer advice, networking and work experience. We could help you to get your own business started, or expand the reach of your research.

We have links to universities and other learning institutions across the world. Our partners can be found in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, and Asia, including India and China.

By studying with us, you will have the chance to collaborate and connect with people who share your academic interests across the globe.

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