University of York - Master's Degree

University of York is a research-intensive university located in the city of York, United Kingdom. A member of the elite Russell Group, an association of 24 research-intensive, world-class UK universities, York is committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies that tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.

  • Average Tuition GBP 15,150

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University of York, established in 1963, started out with just 230 students. Since then it has become one of the world’s leading universities with approximately 15,500 students across over 30 academic departments and research centres in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Over the years, the University has won five prestigious Times Higher Education Awards as well as ten Athena SWAN awards for supporting women in science. York is also a five-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research in the departments of Archaeology, Computer Science; Health Economics; Novel Agricultural Products and Social Policy Research.

The University attracts a student body with a wide range of backgrounds, including mature students, a large number of international students and a relatively high number of state school students. Some of the notable alumni of York University include John Witherow, Editor of The Times; Greg Dyke, former Director-General of the BBC; authors Jung Chang, Helen Dunmore and Anthony Horowitz, comedian Harry Enfield, and Peter Lord, a British animator, film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations studio.

All York students become members of one of York’s nine colleges, which provides a wealth of opportunities. College life offers students the opportunity to lead and develop, through clubs, sports teams and volunteering and overcome challenges by giving them the tools to become more independent, resilient and self-reliant.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00


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    Established in 1963


    York University’s Heslington campus is located on over 500 acres of parkland surrounding two lakes, one of which is Europe’s largest plastic-bottomed lake. The University is famous for its abundance of wildfowl, including ducks, geese, swans, grebes, moorhens, coots, and herons as well as a diverse range of other wildlife. A bird sanctuary has also been established at the southern end of the large lake and a mystery photographer shares a ‘Duck of the Day’ photo on social media to the delight of staff, students and alumni.

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        Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

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          • Testimony
            2006-2009, History

            Fantastic three years - lots of fun memoriesYYYork was a great place to study for three years. Steeped in history, it was the perfect setting for a history degree. The department had an impressive range of specialists so when it came to choosing a dissertating topic they could accommodate most areas of interest. I was there before Hes East when it was a relatively small university. The colleges provided a great focal point for smaller communities within the wider student population. I came away with lots of friends and fond memories, and my degree has stood me in good stead on the job market.

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            1988-1989, Architectural and Urban Conservation

            York, the right education at the right time!YYYork was like a dream come true for a young architect aspiring to live the 'out of India' experience. I was married had a Charles Wallace Fellowship and could travel to England with my wife who then accompanied me and could work at the York City Council! The course itself was an example of how few could manage to arrange for 250 people in the profession to come and talk to a group of international students, arrange an international tour and yet make it all seem like a holiday. Today after 25 years as a practicing Conservation Architect and a partner with my wife in Pune's foremost architectural conservation practice I feel ever so indebted to the right education at the right time!

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            1984-1986, M.Sc

            York with the most distinguished Professors of Economics in a wide range of sub-disciplines and of different methodological affiliations presents an unparalleled opportunity for excellent academic training that still enlightens the academic and professional life of her graduates. Besides academic excellence York's living environment furnished by the unique campus at Heslinton with its lake and John Morrell Music Hall gives the student a life-long arsenal of vivid memories.