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York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions.

It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011.

Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John University:

  • Our first-class reputation - They are first in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Postgraduate study (PRES 2018).
  • Living the good life - York was named the best place to live in Britain (2018) by The Sunday Times. 
  • Research that matters - Their research has a positive impact on peoples' lives by tackling real issues and finding innovative solutions.
  • Flexible and tailored learning - Education is for everybody. That’s why their Postgraduate courses are accessible to everyone, whatever your circumstances. They also know that everyone learns differently, so they treat you individually and tailor your learning to support you in achieving your personal goals.
  • Part of the community - They are proud to give back to our local community – whether that’s working with local sports teams or delivering theatre workshops in prisons.

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About the York St John University

York St John University has a postgraduate community with more than 6,000 students within its Faculties of Education & Theology, Arts, Business, and Health and Life Sciences. It offers numerous postgraduate degree options at the MA, PgDip, PgCert, MBA, MSc, and PGCE levels.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

36% Part Time
64% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

5,460 Undergraduate
785 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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