York St John University has been a leading education, training and research institution for over 176 years, with a reputation for academic excellence, graduate employability and strong sense of community. Our award-winning campus is located within walking distance of the historic centre of York, which is regularly voted as one of the best places to live in the UK.

Top reasons to study here

  • York was voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2018, and is a modern and vibrant city with a deep and rich heritage at its heart.
  • 97% of our students are in employment or further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education 2017)
  • We are in the top 50 Universities in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018)

Master's Programmes

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York St John is the oldest higher education institution in York. It is committed to excellence in the student experience for a diverse community of learners.


Research at York St John University covers a wide range of disciplines across our four faculties. Our colleagues and students take part in a variety of research activities, both at the University and in national and international forums. Regular research seminars and conferences are held through the year.


From your first day at York St John and throughout your career we prepare and support your development because we understand what employers are looking for and the tools you need to build a career in your chosen field. The figures speak for themselves: 95% of our graduates (2014) were in employment or full-time study six months after graduating.


Student services

The International Student Support Team provide Airport Collections, support on arrival to campus, a programme of Welcome and Orientation activities, and ongoing support throughout your time with us. We employ a team of paid student workers, called Global Guides, who are from around the world and who assist in delivering Global Campus and Welcome activities. Global Guides are well trained in inclusion and intercultural communication, amongst other areas and are here to help you during your time studying at York St John.

Housing services

We have a range of great student accommodation from brand new, en-suite, self-catered accommodation just 10-15 minutes' walk away to semi-catered accommodation located on our Lord Mayor's Walk campus, just 30 seconds walk from campus.

Medical services

The Foss Building contains laboratories for physiology, biomechanics, psychology, physiotherapy and a fitness suite.

Student Life

Campus life

York St John University has a stunning campus, minutes from the city centre of York and all it has to offer.Our 11 acre site is in a beautiful setting facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls. Originally built around a quadrangle in 1841, York St John's oldest buildings present a striking frontage to the University. Newer buildings added over the past few years provide a wonderful contrast and include De Grey Court and the Fountains Learning Centre which houses the library, IT facilities, Computer Science lab and a modern lecture theatre.

Sports facilities

The Foss Building houses the University's sports performance area, complete with climbing wall and facilities for basketball, netball, badminton, indoor football, cricket and volleyball.

Student Reviews

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rated 5 out of 5 stars
My social life has been pretty intense, and I have met a lot of people who have had a pretty big influence on me. The studying is very flexible and can be self-driven.
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I'm studying English literature and the approach of the host...
rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'm studying English literature and the approach of the host university is very different to the one of my home university. They intend to develop a critical thinking in students, whereas my home university focuses on the knowledge of all the different periods and writers. For example, one of the modules I took the first semester in the host university was American literature up to 1930, and we...
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Enrol societies and sports team; they are the best way to me...
rated 5 out of 5 stars
Enrol societies and sports team; they are the best way to meet people, and you don't need to have experience in the activity you want to practice.

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