24 months
18900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


As a research student in the Health Sciences programme from University of York, you'll be joining a community of academics working to deliver high quality, impact-focused reasearch that informs health and healthcare policy and influences practice.

Visit the official programme website for more information



As a research student in our Department, you'll have the flexibility to tailor your studies to achieve your research goals and will benefit from our in-depth, bespoke research training programme which supports the development of essential subject specific skills. You'll be able to study a range of modules covering a variety of different research methodologies and key concepts in health sciences.

Alongside your studies you'll have access to a variety of personal development opportunities, to prepare you for your future career. Students of the Health Sciences programme from University of York often pursue careers in academia, or put the knowledge and research skills they gain to work in the commercial research, business or finance sectors.

You'll also have access to all of our deparmental facitilies, including your own workspace in one of several dedicated spaces for research students, including the Research Centre for Social Sciences.

We offer a number of self-funded and fully-funded projects. We are also open to students who would like to pursue their own research question. 

Programme Structure

You'll be welcomed as a valuable member of our scientific community and will be embedded into one of our specialist research groups: 
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Health Services and Policy
  • Mental Health and Addiction
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Public Health and Society
  • Trials and Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will require a 2:1 or higher in a previous degree.

Before you apply, you should: 

  • Identify which of our research groups fits with your research interests - please do NOT send speculative applications to members of staff in the Department at this time.
  • Put together a brief proposal for the kind of research you would like to do.
  • After you have submitted your online application, we will ask potential supervisors in the research group you have chosen to consider your application. If the research group would like to take your application to the next stage, we will invite to an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/EU Part-time: £9,450

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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