Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
5,265 715 8% 17:4


York St John University  is a public university located on a single campus, across 11 acres of ground and within walking distance of the centre of York.

It achieved university status in 2006.

Over the past 10 years, the university has undergone a £100 million transformation, with facilities including a design studio, editing suites and music rooms. York is home to around 20,000 students and is one of Europe's top tourist destinations, with good transport links.

The size, the strong community ethos and the personal approach to learning have made it a special place to study for all these years.

The students and staff make a meaningful contribution to the fabric of the university and their experiences here inspire  to shape the communities throughout their lives.

The university offers students and staff personal opportunities to learn and grow – both academically and individually – and this is facilitated by the high levels of student-staff interaction within the community. It prides itself in identifying and developing potential in all the students and staff.

 The university enhances the quality of the student experience, with a particular focus on learning, teaching and research.It nurtures a diverse and culturally rich community, retaining the sense of community built up over 175 years.It promises to deliver growth in the student numbers – Home/EU, international and postgraduate and ensures financial and organisational resilience.

2012-15 has been a period of growth, success and increased external recognition for the University. It has now more students than ever before and its continuation, attainment and graduate employability rates have rarely been higher. Its profile in the higher education sector is increasing through successes and  growing reputation for effective leadership and management of the University.It has worked hard on enhancing courses, facilities, academic standards, and governance and management.

Working closely with  Governors and staff across the University, it has developed an ambitious and exciting Strategic Plan for 2015-20. It is a framework that enables them to collate, understand, prioritise and monitor progress towards key objectives. Through its implementation, it will position the University to deal with turbulence in the higher education sector and to continue to offer excellent learning opportunities for all their students and staff. 

Notable Alumni

·        Bella Hardy – folk singer.

·        Harry Gration – television presenter with BBC Look North.

·        Julia Davies – actress.

·        Paul Bloomfield – Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central (2010–present).

·        Geoff Cooke – former England Rugby Union Manager (1987-94).



English Language Requirements

·        If English is not the student's first language, IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each area or equivalent is required. More information is available on the university's website.

Admission Requirement*:

UG: Our minimum entry requirements are as follows:
      •4 academic subjects with average of 65%, (or CBSE average of 60%)

PG: •3 year Bachelor Degree with 55% or more overall (52% from Mumbai or Delhi) OR 4 year Bachelor         Degree with 50% or more overall OR CGPA 6.0 out of 10.0 (depending on University)

Accounting & Business Management (with placement)
Accounting & Business Management
Accounting & Finance (with placement)
Accounting & Finance
American Studies & Film Studies
American Studies
Biomedical Science (with placement)
Biomedical Science
Business and Economics (with placement)
Business and Economics
Business Degreeswith Foundation Year*
Business Information Management (with placement)
Business Information Management
Business Information Technology (with placement)
Business Information Technology
Business Management and BSL (with placement)
Business Management and BSL
Business Management & Finance (with placement)
Business Management & Finance
Business Management & French (with placement)
Business Management & French
Business Management & German (with placement)
Business Management & German
Business Management & HR Management (with placement)
Business Management & HR Management
Business Management & Japanese (with placement)
Business Management & Japanese
Business Management & Spanish (with placement)
Business Management & Spanish
Business Management (with placement)
Business Management
Business Studies (with placement)
Business Studies
Children, Young People & Families
Children, Young People & Families with British Sign Language
Children, Young People & Families and Education Studies
Children, Young People & Families with
Special Educational Needs & Inclusion 
Christian Theology
Computer Science (with placement)
Computer Science
Counselling, Coaching & Mentoring
Creative Writing & English Language
Creative Writing & English Literature
Creative Writing & Media
Creative Writing
Criminology with Police Studies
Drama & Dance
Drama & Theatre
Drama: Education & Community
Early Childhood Studies
Economics & Finance (with placement)
Economics & Finance
Education Studies & Sociology
Education Studies
Education Studies with French
Education Studies with German
Education Studies with Japanese
Education Studies with Spanish
Education Studies with Special Educational Needs & Inclusion
English Language & BSL
English Language & Education Studies
English Language & English Literature
English Language & French
English Language & German
English Language & Japanese
English Language & Linguistics
English Language & Spanish
English Literature & BSL
English Literature & Education Studies
English Literature & Film Studies
English Literature & French
English Literature & German
English Literature & History
English Literature & Japanese
English Literature & Spanish
English Literature
Environmental Geography
Film Studies
Fine Art
Foundation Year Humanities
and Social Sciences*
Social Sciences degrees
with Foundation Year*
Furniture Design
Games Design
Games Development (with placement)
Games Development
Graphic Design
History & American Studies
Human Geography
Human Geography with American Studies
Human Geography with History
Human Geography with Media Studies
Interior Design
International Business Management (with placement)
International Business Management
Linguistics & TESOL
Marketing Management (with placement)
Marketing Management
Media & English Literature
Media & Film Studies
Media Production
Media Production: Film and Television
Media Production: Journalism
Music Composition
Music Production
Music: Education & Community
Music: Performance
Occupational Therapy
Physical Education & Sports Coaching
Police Studies
Primary Education 3 - 7 years
Primary Education 5 - 11 years
Product Design
Psychology with Counselling
Religion, Philosophy & Ethics
Religious Studies
Sociology with Criminology
Sociology with Police Studies
Software Engineering (with placement)
Software Engineering
Sport & Exercise Science
Sport & Exercise Therapy
TESOL & French
TESOL & German
TESOL & Japanese
TESOL & Spanish
Theology & Religious Studies
Tourism Management & Marketing (with placement)
Tourism Management & Marketing
Tourism Management & Spanish (with placement)
Tourism Management & Spanish
Tourism Management (with placement)
Tourism Management
War Studies
American Studies
Applied Linguistics: TESOL
Applied Linguistics: Translation
Applied Theatre
Coaching & Mentoring
Contemporary Literature
Contemporary Religion
Creative & Cultural Marketing
Creative Writing
Digital Marketing
Education: Early Childhood
Education: Mentoring
Education: Post-compulsory Education
Education: Research-engaged Setting
Fine Arts
International Business Management
International History
International Marketing
Japanese Language Teaching
Language and Linguistics
Leadership & Management
Leadership for Allied Health Professionals
Masters of Business Administration
Masters of Business Conversion
MBA: Finance
MBA: Human Resource Management
Clinical Linguistics
Music Composition
Music Production
Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)
Primary Education
Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
Professional Health & Social Care
Promoting Health in Long Term Conditions
Psychology of Child & Adolescent Development
Secondary Education (School Direct)
Secondary Education RE
Strength & Conditioning
Theatre & Performance

Accommodation for International Students

·        All first year international students are guaranteed university accommodation if they apply for it before the deadline.

·        University accommodation offers one catered option and four self-catered options.There is internet access in all university residences.

·        International students are spread throughout the residences, rather than clustered together.

·        All university residences are a maximum of 15 minutes walk from the campus.

·        Students have to move out during vacations in one residence, but not in the others.

·        For prices of university accommodation, please visit the university's website.


10% discount is applicable to all York St John University Alumni undertaking postgraduate level study. The 10% discount is in addition to any other discount or waiver you are awarded by the university and is applied before any other discount is considered.

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Quick Facts





Full-time UG & PG Fees 10,000 GBP to 15,000 GBP according to your course


For general living costs such as accommodation, food, books, clothing etc, it is impossible to provide an exact figure as all students are different and have different lifestyles.



 The Complete University Guide 2018 : 122

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 119



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