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University of York

The University of York is a leading UK university, creating independent critical thinkers through a culture of academic excellence and groundbreaking research. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group we are committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students and developing our unrivalled links with industry. With more than 18,000 students from 150+ countries you will be part of a thriving global campus being taught by world leading academics who design courses to inspire and support you to graduation and beyond.

We offer a wide range of degree courses in Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. You will be challenged with big ideas and be encouraged to think differently by academics whose research is changing the world. You will benefit from outstanding teaching and learning outcomes, demonstrated by our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.

You will make friends through our accommodation college system which provides an instant social life and a secure supportive environment, your home from home whether you live on or off campus. Our beautiful parkland campus provides more than just accommodation. You can take part in the many social, academic and sporting activities, access welfare support if you need it and meet new people! 

Explore our city of contrasts and discover our historical and contemporary city which was named the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2018. York is a flourishing city with a wide array of shops, museums, festivals, sporting and cultural activities, restaurants and cafes. With a population of 200,000 it is big enough to feel lively but small enough to feel like home.

GREAT Scholarships 2021

The University of York has six GREAT Scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from Bangladesh (one), China (two), Indonesia (one), Nepal (one) and Sri Lanka (one). 

For eligible subjects, please visit the university website. 

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Alex Holland / University of York 

Key subject information

MSc Economics

Join a course which has received the highest accreditation from the Economic and Social Research Council for the last 30 years and is ranked top 10 in the UK and top 100 in the world based on reputation and research citations (Tilburg University Economics Ranking, 2013 - 2017).

Emphasising problem-solving and practice in both economic theory and applied economics, you will have opportunities to study areas such as experimental economics, industrial organisation, intertemporal and international macroeconomics and financial markets.

MA Crime and Global Justice 

The MA in Global Crime and Justice is designed for those seeking to develop a career in criminal justice, international organisations, the media and research. You will study an increasingly important feature of society: transnational crime and the responses taken by states and non-state actors. You will engage with the reality of global crime and criminal and related social policies from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will explore global policy analysis and criminal justice with an international approach. You will also be trained in research methods. 

MSc Engineering Management

Develop your innovation and analytical skills to become an effective manager with an engineering firm. All new technologies, products and services require careful management to take them from the concept stage to commercial success. This course will enable you to operate within a strategically important part of professional engineering, irrespective of the technical area. 

Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Further information about the University of York

  • As a member of the prestigious Russell Group the University of York is committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students and developing our collaborations with industry.
  • Ranked 133rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2021)
  • York was ranked 1st in the Russell Group of ‘Academic Support’ (National Student Survey 2018)
  • Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students
  • Discover our historical and contemporary city which was named the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2018 
  • World top 50 most international universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
  • We award over 100 international scholarships per year, recognising academic excellence by applying a tuition fee discount. Ten prestigious Vice-Chancellor's scholarships are available for the highest achieving students.