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Research Opportunities at the University of York

Global reputation and research excellence

*Times Higher Education 2014 - excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment

Our campus

  • Our beautiful, green, self-contained campus is located just outside York city centre and offers world-class teaching and learning spaces and an excellent environment to live and learn.
  • York has been ranked as the Best Place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times, 2018, and the safest city-based university in England and Wales in the The Complete University Guide 2018.
Research Opportunities at the University of York

Study at York

Your career

  • Our research students are supported by the Research Excellence Training Team, providing a range of courses and workshops to develop skills and support your career planning.
  • 96 per cent of York research students reported being in work and/or further study six months after completing their PhD (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015. UK Graduates).

Graduate life

  • We offer an excellent range of accommodation on or close to campus.
  • Our network of support services provides easy access to help and support.
  • Our vibrant, student-friendly city is renowned for its rich history and heritage.
  • The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) offers professional, confidential and specialist advice to all postgraduate students. They also run regular social and sporting events, the largest postgraduate welcome week in the UK and a number of postgraduate networks.

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Research Opportunities at the University of York

York Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Have all your questions answered in one place at our Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, running in February 2019 and June 2019.

  • Chat online with our academic staff.
  • Watch talks on financing your studies and PhD student life.
  • Speak to our accommodation, admissions and student support teams.
  • Talk to current students and applicants in our Student Lounge.

Find out more.


There are a range of postgraduate awards available. We offer scholarships supported through generous donations from Alumni as well as several departmental scholarships.


Find out how to apply.

Contact details:

University of York
YO10 5DD
+44 (0) 1904 324 000
Email: [email protected]

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