York Saint John University

York St John University

Arts and Humanities

The following areas are currently offered for postgraduate research supervision in Arts and Humanities: Critical theory, cultural theory, cultural history, contemporary philosophy, feminist theory, visual culture, art history, art theory, aesthetics; art practice as research, art practice and pedagogy, art theory and practice, performance and performativity (in theatre, music, dance, live art, writing), theory and practice of improvisation; renaissance, 18th, 19th and 20th century literature and drama, postcolonial writing, science fiction, gothic literature, contemporary American literature; film theory, script writing, film history, documentary film making; modern British political history, modern American history; American studies, American popular culture; creative writing.

Entry requirements

At least an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or a postgraduate Master's degree, in a discipline that is relevant to the proposed research. Applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to meet the University of Leeds� minimum English language entry requirements for research degree candidates. These are currently one of the following: successful completion of a degree at a University in a majority English speaking country, where the language of tuition has been English; the British Council IELTS band score 6.0 overall (with not less than 5.5 in any component score); an IBT TOEFL score of 87 overall (with no less than 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking and 21 in writing); a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) of 59 overall, with no less than 59 in any component). IELTS, TOEFL or PTE tests must have been completed within the last two years.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Full-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time £ 9,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 9,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 9,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
01904 876753