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Research

Postgraduate research courses

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

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Our range of research degrees gives you the flexibility to study what you are passionate about.

We provide support throughout your degree so that you can work surrounded by like-minded researchers and staff. Find out more about our degrees below and explore the subject areas you can specialise in, how you will study, and who to contact to discuss a research proposal.

Our research degrees

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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.

Practice-led Master's by Research

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.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Conduct research into a topic of your choosing and produce a thesis of up to 100,000 words.

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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.

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Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

This course provides the theoretical, clinical and research training for those wishing to work as a Counselling Psychologist.

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Professional Doctorate in Education

Research specific aspects of your professional practice while developing knowledge and skills to equip you for a leadership role.

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