Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. For research programmes, you must submit your research proposal with your application. We often recommend that you seek advice from your potential supervisor (i.e. the member of staff who shares your research interests). If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The MA by research (one year) degree is based on the writing of a thesis. If you are at all interested in undertaking a research degree, then you should not hesitate contacting the member/s of staff who share your research interests. Please look at the research projects pages and individual staff profiles. Also, we hope to be able to advertise individual funded PhDs, with pre-defined subject areas, each year - please watch our front page for details.
The graduate study building, provides room for reading and quiet reflection. It is dedicated solely to providing facilities for postgraduate research, with individual/shares carrels, a suite of computers, and shared workspace for sorting material or laying out illustrations. The building has been designed to provide an attractive yet effective atmosphere for study and writing; it also creates an environment which brings together postgraduate researchers in a friendly and communal way.
A group of CAD machines, with digitising tablets and printers, is available, as is a range of state-of-the-art survey and geophysical equipment. Cameras can be borrowed, and there are the necessary facilities and equipment for illustration. Laboratories are available for use, including the new BioArch laboratories for biomolecular archaeology and excellent reference collections exist for environmental archaeology and conservation of materials.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities, please see our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323963