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). Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in a relevant subject. 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
Research degrees, based on the writing of a thesis, can be undertaken by MPhil (two years); PhD (three years).
Research seminars are run within the Department and at the Centres for Medieval Studies and Eighteenth Century Studies, and in the Department of Biology. Numerous special interest research groups also hold meetings and conferences at King's Manor, and this allows research students to keep in touch with latest developments in their field.
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 for further information.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Postgraduate fees and funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323963