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Established over 175 years ago, York St John University is a small, friendly university which is located in the heart of the historic city of York. The campus comprises of a blend of old and new buildings and the feeling of community is one of the things our students love the most.
The 11-acre site is in a beautiful setting facing the world-famous York Minster, where our graduates enjoy the annual graduation ceremonies. Recently named “the best place to live in Britain” by The Sunday Times, York is a city buzzing with culture and nightlife, with festivals throughout the year, a great arts scene, and plenty of museums and galleries. With a huge variety of pubs, clubs, bars and independent restaurants you are sure to have a great time living and studying in York.
A major investment of £46 million over the last ten years has seen the development of exciting and cutting-edge buildings and facilities across the university. Recent developments include a brand new Students’ Union building and a huge investment in the 57 acre Nestle Rowntree Park Sports Campus. Planning is now underway for a new Creative Centre, which will include a flexible teaching space and a 200-seat auditorium. We understand the specific challenges of Postgraduate study and our dedicated Graduate Centre provides specialised study space for you to focus on your studies in addition to our Learning Centre, which is open 24 hours a day.
Our academics are enthusiastic about sharing their expertise and applying it in the real world, encouraging you to ask questions, challenging your thinking and developing the skills you need. Their experience of working with partners in all sectors - from schools and hospitals, to large and small businesses, to theatres and charities - means that they can help you to bring your research interests to life and apply your learning to areas where it matters the most.
We are proud of our relationships with local and national businesses and organisations. These partners regularly work with us to refresh our curricula so that they are up-to-date, and often help us with the delivery and assessment of our modules. We are renowned for our sense of community and spirit of collaboration, both on campus and across the city.
We offer accommodation in a variety of styles on a number of sites across the city, all within 20 minutes walk. You can apply for places in halls during any year of your studies. We can also help you find alternative accommodation if required, by providing information on a wide variety of private sector houses and flats in York.
Students from over 80 countries are studying at York St John University, so you can be sure you will become part of a vibrant and diverse community. As a relatively small university, we get to know our students well and work hard to help you realise your own potential. Our students regularly tell us that they love the York St John community and that this is an incredibly friendly place to live and learn.
The Schools of Education and Humanities, Religion & Philosophy are responsible for the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in teacher education, education studies, theology & religious studies, theology & ministry and evangelism studies. Research and scholarship by members of academic staff inform teaching on all programmes throughout the Schools..
York St John is right at the heart of the business community, making it a wonderful place to study. This is because we offer an experience beyond teaching and studying your chosen course. The York Business School has many opportunities for students to engage with and learn from, as well as core beliefs in responsibility, sustainability and opportunity. York Business School is an exceptional place to study and a trusted partner in supporting local and national business activities.
Here is what sets us apart and makes us The One:
Responsibility and community - York St John University is one of two universities to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Business Excellence.
Opportunity and employability - Our Success Lab program offers a series of events to enhance our student’s employability. These events are not just limited to the curriculum of study but will sit alongside your degree courses.
Entrepreneurship - If you are looking to set up your own company or become a freelance industry expert, then our Grad2Director and Grad2Freelancer programmes are ideal for you.
Careers, placements and student opportunities - Throughout the academic year, the university hosts employability events, in which you can speak to industry experts about employment during and after your study.