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Research Opportunities at the University of York

University of York

Global reputation and research excellence

  • The University of York is a prestigious Russell Group university with a global reputation for inspirational and life-changing research.
  • We are ranked in the world top 100 for Arts and Humanities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).
  • York was ranked joint 10th of UK universities for research quality based on the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)*.
  • Four of the University’s academic departments were ranked in the top five for their subject while a further eight Departments were in the top 10*.
  • We're proud to announce that we've been shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards: Times Higher Education Awards 2021, and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • We hold 23 Athena Swan awards for our commitment to gender equality, including three Gold awards for our Biology, Chemistry and Psychology departments.
  • York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships: we're pleased to offer up to six fully-funded PhD scholarships for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

*Times Higher Education 2021 - excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment

Graduate life at York

  • Our beautiful 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 is regularly named one of the best places to live in the UK, and is the city with the lowest rates of crime mostly likely to affect students in the areas that they live during term time in England and Wales, according to the The Complete University Guide 2022.
  • We offer an excellent range of accommodation on or close to campus.
  • York is one of only a few UK universities to have a collegiate system, offering students the benefits of belonging to both the University as a whole and to a smaller college community.
  • Postgraduate students can become members of the postgraduate-only Wentworth College, a hub for postgraduate activity.
  • Our network of support services, such as the Student Hub provides easy access to help and support.
  • The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) offers confidential, specialist advice to all postgraduate students. It runs regular social and sporting events and a number of postgraduate networks.

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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.
  • 94.6 percent of York research students reported being in work and/or further study six months after completing their course (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17. UK/EU Graduates).
Research Opportunities at the University of York

York postgraduate virtual or on-campus events

Have all your questions answered in one place at our Postgraduate Open Days.

  • Chat online or in person with our students, academic staff, accommodation, admissions and student support teams.
  • Find out about financing your studies and possible funding opportunities.
  • Speak to staff about the postgraduate support offered at York.
  • Talk to current students and applicants about PhD student life.

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Choosing where to study for your postgraduate qualification is a big decision. To help you decide whether York is for you, we recommend that you come and meet us.Thinking of studying at York?

We hold a range of events throughout the year both on campus and online. Our Virtual Open Days are a great way to find out more about Masters and PhD study at York. They are open to those considering applying as well as those already holding an offer to study with us.

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Academic Units

he Department of Chemistry is a large and successful department in an attractive University with an excellent reputation for teaching and research.

We have about 60 full-time members of academic staff including many winners of international prizes, over 620 undergraduate students, approximately 200 graduates (mainly studying for PhD degrees) and more than 70 research fellows. We have a group of coherent laboratories, recently extended and modernised to provide an excellent environment for teaching and research.

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Welcome to Computer Science at York

Our excellence in teaching and research, and our strong industrial links, make us one of the UK's leading departments in the field of Computer Science. 

We have an established reputation for conducting research that has real impact in a wide range of sectors. As well as working with scientific communities nationally and internationally, we also collaborate with industry, charities and policy makers which enables us to respond to global challenges.

We understand the extensive reach of research in the field of computer science, and the interdisciplinary nature of many of the problems computer scientists tackle. Our research centres span several departments and reflect how we collaborate with researchers from different subject areas.

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