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Research study

Study a postgraduate research course

Pursue your interests and make an impact. Study your research degree with us.

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Postgraduate Online Open Evening

Wednesday 19 May, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

This is an opportunity to find out more about studying for either a research degree or taught postgraduate degree at York St John University. You can speak to academic members of staff about our courses, as well as hearing from Admissions, Finance, the Students' Union and more.

We offer a range of research degrees that give you the flexibility to study what you are passionate about.

Explore the different research degrees we offer using the links below. You will find information about:

  • How you will study
  • The subject areas you can specialise in
  • Who to contact to discuss a research proposal.
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Master's by Research MA, MSc

Complete self-directed research into a topic of your choosing to produce a 30,000 word thesis. You will be supported by a supervisory team and through research skills workshops.

Practice-led Master's by Research

Complete self-directed research into a topic of your choosing to produce a thesis alongside a creative output. You will be supported by a supervisory team and through research skills workshops.

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. You will be supported by an academic supervisor and through research skills workshops.

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. You will be supported by an academic supervisor and through research skills workshops.

This course is only available within the School of the Arts and the School of Humanities.

Support for applicants and researchers

Applying for a research degree

Everything you need to know about applying for a research degree.

Writing a research proposal

Examples of completed proposals and advice for writing your own.

Funding your research

Grants and scholarships from York St John University and other funding options.

Supporting your research

Read about our research skills sessions, our research support team, the Graduate Centre and our research community.

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