Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in the 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


Course content

York Law’s research covers a diverse and exciting range of subject areas. These areas have been developed in both socio-legal, law and context approaches as well as doctrinal and practice-based approaches.

Research supervision available in the following areas:

  • Business history;
  • clinical education and legal practice;
  • conflicts and transition;
  • contract and commercial;
  • corporate governance;
  • corporate law;
  • corporate law theory;
  • counter terrorism;
  • criminal law;
  • employment law;
  • environmental law;
  • EU law, financial regulation;
  • gender;
  • housing law;
  • human rights;
  • insurance;
  • law and history/legal history;
  • medical law, law and health;
  • property law;
  • public and constitutional law;
  • sociology and philosophy of law;
  • tort law;
  • trust law;
  • welfare and social care.

We also welcome proposals for supervised research MPhil / PhD degrees.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 325818