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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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Contact us to discuss your research proposal

If you know what subject you want to research, or just want to find out more, contacting a Research Lead is a great first step.

Our Research Leads are the right people to talk to if you want to study a research degree. They can help you turn your interest and curiousity into a research proposal. Our Research Leads can also put you in touch with an academic who is researching a similar subject, and who can be your research supervisor during your course.

School Research Lead: Matthew Reason

You will want to contact Matthew if you are interested in subjects relating to:

  • Drama and theatre
  • Music performance and production
  • Fine art, illustration and photography
  • Media production
  • Design
  • Visual communication.

School Research Lead: Matthew Clarke

You will want to contact Matthew if you are interested in subjects relating to:

  • Language and linguistics
  • Children, young people and families
  • Teaching and education
  • Psychology and mental health.

School Research Lead: Pauline Kollantai

You will want to contact Pauline if you are interested in subjects relating to:

  • History and American studies
  • Politics and international relations
  • Religion, philosophy and ethics
  • English literature and media studies
  • Geography

School Research Lead: Andrew Hill

You will want to contact Andrew if you are interested in subjects relating to:

  • Maths and data science
  • Computer science
  • Biosciences
  • Sport and health sciences

School Research Lead: Chris Moreh 

You will want to contact Chris if you are interested in subjects relating to:

  • Business and management
  • Law
  • Sociology, criminology and policing
  • Accounting, economics and finance
  • Marketing
  • Tourism, hospitality and events

Support for applicants and researchers

Applying for a research degree

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

How to write a research proposal

A research proposal is the main part of your application and summarises what you want to research. We have examples of completed proposals and advice for writing your own.

Funding your research

There are lots of options available to you for financing your studies. Explore grants and scholarships from York St John and third parties.

Supporting your research

We provide extensive support for our research students. Read about our research skills sessions, our research support team, the Graduate Centre and our research community.

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