york st john university graduate programs

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

Postgraduate study

Discover new opportunities and career options with a postgraduate course at York St John University.

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Delve deeper into your subject area, contribute to our research and become part of a vibrant postgraduate community.

Far fewer people have postgraduate degrees than undergraduate qualifications. This gives you something extra to set yourself apart in a competitive graduate job market. Those with a postgraduate qualification will earn an average of £8,000 a year more than those with only an undergraduate degree. (Department For Education Graduate Labour Market Report 2019)

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  • 3D Design & Technologies MScTechnology is reshaping how designers work. On our 3D Design and Technologies MSc you will learn to use equipment and software to realise your designs. This course will allow you to become an expert user of design technologies.…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)Studying Accounting and Finance is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is focused on your long term career prospects. Whether you are thinking of becoming an Accountant, setting up your own business, working in professional …
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Acting BA (Hons)Study the techniques and history of acting on this performance focused degree. Develop your practical skills as you explore the use of voice, movement and acting and build your unique identity as a performer. Connect with our…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Advanced Assessment and Outcome Measures Practice MSc, PGDip, PGCertIf you are an established professional working in a health and social care setting, and looking to develop and refine your professional practice related to assessment and outcome measurement, this course could be for you. This is …
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice MSc, PGDip, PGCertIf you are an established professional working in a health and social care setting, and looking to develop and refine your professional practice, this course could be for you. Here you will be assessed in advanced settings,…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Advanced Respiratory Practice MSc, PGDip, PGCertYou will be an established and practicing professional who is looking to further their knowledge, understanding and skills in the health. Here you will be assessed in advanced settings, accurate to the actual scenarios found in…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • American Studies and Film Studies BA (Hons)Investigate American society through its history, literature, politics, popular culture, and especially it’s film. Study many different film genres through the lens of American culture and question how cinema reflects the social…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • American Studies and War Studies BA (Hons)Both American Studies and War Studies are diverse, interdisciplinary subjects. They allow you to investigate broad topics through many different perspectives and academic disciplines. Throughout your course you will consider…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • An Introduction to Static SplintingThis one-day practical workshop is aimed at clinicians new to splinting and/or those who want to practice basic splinting techniques in a safe learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to fabricate a range of…
    • Professional / CPD
    • York campus or can be delivered for organisations offsite
  • Animation BA (Hons)Animation is a type of visual communication. It combines the use of technology with the craft of art and illustration to tell engaging stories. We will give you the knowledge and practical animation skills to identify and solve…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Applied Biosciences: Bioinformatics BSc (Hons)On this degree you will specialise in gathering and analysing biological data. You will study human biology while developing your statistical, mathematical and computational skills. This will allow you to create, store and…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Applied Biosciences: Cancer Biology BSc (Hons)On this degree you will specialise in the metabolic and cellular changes associated with cancer at a molecular level. You will explore tumour formation and disease progression and analyse contemporary treatment strategies. We…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Applied Biosciences: Medical Biochemistry BSc (Hons)Biochemistry is the exploration of life at a molecular level. Study how it can help us know more about diseases and how to treat them. Learn about the interactions between biological molecules and investigate the triggers for…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Applied Theatre MAThis exciting practice-based programme gives you the opportunity to develop advanced skills and knowledge in the use of theatre in participatory, community and social contexts. Through workshops, studio practice and…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)Carry out laboratory tests to examine how different diseases affect the normal structure and function of the human body. Gain scientific knowledge and laboratory skills needed to investigate, diagnose, monitor and treat different …
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • British Sign Language, Deaf Studies and Linguistics BA (Hons)On this course you will learn BSL to an advanced level. This is the preferred language of over 87,000 people in the UK. You will explore the history, cultures and experiences of deaf people across the country. You can choose to…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Business Management BA (Hons)Studying our Business Management course is a great opportunity to gain a degree that focuses on your long term career prospects. You might be thinking of setting up your own business, working in a large corporation, the public…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • CELTAGain teaching experience and expertise with a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). This is an internationally recognised qualification that is required if you want to teach English as a second…
    • Professional / CPD
  • Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism Level 5This is a recognised qualification that aims to upskill primary school teachers and higher level teaching assistants to improve the overall delivery of the physical education curriculum within primary schools. On successful…
    • Professional / CPD
    • Online
  • Challenging ConversationsSuccessfully approaching difficult or challenging conversation involves managing emotions and information in a sensitive way, whilst addressing issues such as poor performance or behaviour, investigating complaints, discussing…
    • Professional / CPD
    • York campus
  • Children, Young People and Society BA (Hons)If you want to work with children, young people and families in social care or a related setting then this is the degree for you. Studying this subject means engaging with some challenging issues, preparing you to make a real…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Community Music MAThis course has been developed with the community music practitioner in mind. We will enable you to deepen your understanding of your practice through research and critical thinking. The course offers a unique opportunity to…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Compassion Fatigue‘Compassion fatigue’ is a term used to describe the emotional impact of engaging with people in distress. It explains the way that we can be changed and affected by empathising with others who have experienced stressful life…
    • Professional / CPD
    • Online
  • Computer Science BSc (Hons)Computers are central to political, economic and social cohesion. This means computer scientists are becoming increasingly important to our society. We will inspire you to become an exceptional Computer Scientist with the…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Computer Science MScThe programme balances advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge to provide you with the ability to enter a range of professional IT disciplines and employment. You will gain a great understanding of current and…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • London campus
  • Contemporary Literature MAContemporary literature is full of innovation, diversity and creativity and we explore this exciting field through a huge range of forms and genres. The texts and topics you study will reflect the most pressing debates informing…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Conversion MBA (online)The York St John University Conversion MBA has been developed to meet the needs of the business leaders and managers of the future, as well as current business professionals who are looking to increase their skills, knowledge and …
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • Online
  • Counselling and Mental Health BA (Hons)Develop the knowledge and awareness you need to help people in different situations. With placements every year and weekly skills practice, you will learn how to apply your knowledge and skills in professional settings. We have…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Counselling Children and Young People (11 to 18) MA/PG DipIf you are a qualified counsellor with at least 2 years counselling experience, this course will allow you to work with children and young people in different therapeutic environments and in ethical and effective ways. We will…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Counselling for Depression Networking DayIf you attended the taught element of the course, then sieze this opportunity to meet, discuss, and debate all matters CfD related on this CfD networking day.
    • Professional / CPD
    • York campus or can be delivered for organisations offsite
  • Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons)Explore writing from around the world, from different eras and from both classic texts and underrepresented voices. Let your extensive reading and literary analysis inspire your own original writing as you come to appreciate the…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Creative Writing and Media BA (Hons)Explore how different types of media interact with each other and influence the society and culture around them. This understanding will help to inform your writing, as you unleash your creativity by experimenting with form and…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Creative Writing BA (Hons)Discover your creative potential, experiment with form and genre and push boundaries with your writing. Our award winning team of writers and our supportive writing community will challenge you to develop your writing skills and…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Creative Writing MAOur Creative Writing MA offers a distinctive and flexible pattern of study. This is ideal if you’re looking to extend or develop your interests in creative writing. Taught by award-winning authors with specialisms in fiction,…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Creative Writing MFAThe Creative Writing MFA offers the next exciting step for writers who have already completed a taught Masters degree. You will have the flexibility to pursue a project that you are passionate about, and be supported by the…
    • Postgraduate Taught
    • York campus
  • Criminology BA (Hons)The study of Criminology is about more than just crime. It’s an exploration of how crime impacts the world. On this course you will explore victimology and the social responses to different crimes. We will consider crime…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Criminology with Police Studies BA (Hons)On this course you will study crime and deviance and consider the challenges and functions of modern policing. This combination of subjects will allow you to use criminological theories to examine complex social problems related…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Cyber Security BSc (Hons)On this course you will develop your skills and knowledge within cyber security. You will focus on areas and topics that are seeing high interest and growth in the industry. You will develop the practical, transferable skills…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Data Science Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)Could this be the future’s most important subject? Data Science graduates at York St John will have a thorough understanding of the intersection of computer science, statistics, mathematical modelling and communication.
    • Degree Apprenticeship
    • York and London
  • Degree Holder Entry ProgrammeAs you move through the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) you will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to work as a police officer. With deployments throughout your study, you will also have the opportunity…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
  • Degree in Professional Policing BA (Hons)If your ambition is to join the police service in England and Wales then this course is for you. Topics we cover, the way we deliver teaching and the ways we assess you focus on developing skills that are directly related to a…
    • Undergraduate
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Dementia: Structuring the Home Environment – The Lived EnvironmentThese study days will present an integrated and enabling approach to structuring the home environment for people with dementia through the combination of interventions to reduce the demands of tasks and environments and…
    • Professional / CPD
    • York campus
  • Dementia: Structuring the Home Environment – The Lived EnvironmentThe study days will present an integrated and enabling approach to structuring the home environment for people with dementia through the combination of interventions to reduce the demands of tasks and environments and…
    • Professional / CPD
    • York campus
  • Developing a Coaching CultureThe Thinking Environment®, developed over the last thirty years by Nancy Kline, enables team members to feel more engaged and nurtures respectful relationships. A coaching culture is developed amongst teams where individuals are…
    • Professional / CPD
    • Online
  • Developing Quality Improvement SkillsThis study day will be an introduction to quality Improvement methods to support the delivery of continual service improvement . The aim is to equip and consolidate the participants knowledge of quality improvement skills…
    • Professional / CPD
    • York campus
  • Developing Trauma Informed PracticeThis workshop is aimed at anyone working with people who may have been through traumatic experiences. The aim of the workshop is to increase delegates’ knowledge and understanding of the impact of trauma and to explore ways to…
    • Professional / CPD
    • Online
  • Development & Education of Children & Young People Top-UpThe Development and Education of Children and Young People BA (Hons) Top-Up is a contemporary qualification combining theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and…
    • Top Up
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Development & Education of Children & Young People: Early Years Top-UpThis is a contemporary qualification combining theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with…
    • Top Up
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Development and Education of Children and Young People: (SENI) Top-UpThis is a contemporary qualification combining theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with…
    • Top Up
    • York campus
    • Foundation year available
  • Development and Education of Children and Young People: Youth & Community Top-UpThis is a contemporary qualification combining theoretical perspectives with the core features of employer engagement, accessibility, progression and partnership. This course runs one night a week over the course of a year (with…