York St John University

A different kind of place 

Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place. A place with tailored learning built around your interests and ideas. A place to contribute to cutting-edge research and a place to fulfil your potential. We are York St John University and we've been changing lives through education since 1841. 

Future-ready facilities 

We've been at home in the centre of York for nearly 200 years. Our campus, a stone's throw from the city walls, combines Victorian architecture with the modern facilities required to push the boundaries of new possibilities. We've invested more than £40 million in our campus over the last five years, creating a space that helps you reach your potential. State-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces to inspire, a dedicated Graduate Centre for you to focus on your studies, a 57-acre Sports Park located just 15-minutes from our main campus and communal spaces for you to relax with friends: it all adds up to a special place to study. 

Impactful Research 

Supporting gender equality through challenging social stereotypes, shining a light on the environmental risks in Africa and highlighting the risks of teenage perfectionism; our dynamic and supportive research community ask vital contemporary questions and dig deep to find innovative solutions. Be part of our thriving research culture through contributing to global issues and make a difference. 

Clear on career 

In a world that is changing fast, we give you the support and opportunities to explore what comes after your Postgraduate degree. Our LaunchPad Team is dedicated to making you feel clear about your career; creating individual employability plans for each student, tailored to your skills and ambitions. As a York St John University Alumni you'll have access to LaunchPad support throughout your career, so you'll always be future-ready. 

Welcome to York 

With York city centre on our doorstep there is always something to explore. Whether you go shopping on Europe's oldest street, relax in an independent coffee shop or tour York's famous historical landmarks, there is always more to see. York boasts a different pub for every day of the year, independent cinemas and festivals take place every month so we know you'll love living here as much as we do. 

A place to call home 

We know it's important to love where you live, that's why we help you find the right accommodation for you whilst studying for your Postgraduate degree.

The majority of our Postgraduate students choose to live in privately rented accommodation whilst they study. We ensure all of our students have access to a high standard of accommodation, and are treated fairly by their landlords, by partaking in YorProperty, the local council's voluntary landlord accreditation scheme.

Our University accommodation includes studio apartments and shared flats or houses. They're all within a 20 minute walk of campus, have WiFi access. Whilst most of our accommodation is rented by Undergraduate students, you can also apply for a place.

49 Clarence Street is a small modern block only available to Postgraduate and Mature students. This accommodation is one of the closest sites to York St John University and only a short walk to Haxby Road Sports Park. Situated directly opposite the library and IT facilities in Fountains Learning Centre, this accommodation is ideal for postgraduate students on intensive courses.

Our students say

"Studying at York St John University was a wonderful experience. It's a very nurturing and supportive place. It has the feeling that no matter when you graduate you're still part of the University, they're still there for you." Nuala Ellwood | Creative Writing MA

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 77/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 78/121
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