About The University

Established in 1841, York St John University is an open university which gained the university status in the year 2006. It was earlier known as the Diocesan College in York in 1841 and the College of Ripon and York St John in 1974. In 1977, the university began York School of Occupational Therapy. The university is amongst the best higher education institutions based on religious foundations. The degree awarding powers were confirmed by the Privy Council in 2005. Later on, in 2006, the university changed its name to the current name, York St John University. The university engages with disabled athletes and provides free creative courses to the mental health service users.

The university campus is spread over an area of 11 acres. It avails accommodation to the students. The campus features studio apartments and shared flats or houses. The hostels have dining space and cafeterias. The campus also provides internet access free of charge throughout the property. Several cafes and restaurants are nearby the campus. The campus is also close to stationery shops, departmental stores and chemist shops for students’ convenience. Public conveyance is easily available from the campus. In 2004, the university opened a learning centre within the premises. The centre provides all kinds of resources like books, journals, DVDs and media equipment. The students were allowed to access any type of resource provided. The De Grey court of the campus was designed and built by the famous architect, Charles Thompson. The campus is surrounded by greenery. It provides a suitable learning environment for the students.


The university offers an undergraduate degree programme and a postgraduate degree programme. It consists of a total of 5,940 students. The undergraduate programme includes 5,115 students and about 830 students are under the postgraduate programme. The academic structure of the undergraduate programme has a broad range of subjects, namely biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, psychology, physiotherapy, linguistics, media production, business management, history, theatre, music production and drama. The academic curriculum of the postgraduate programme includes subjects like theatre, fine arts, music composition, film production, theology, linguistics and health. The university has well-experienced faculty members. By the variety of courses, the students get a wide scope to choose amongst the subjects as per their field of interest. Over the years, the university has increased its research fields. It has developed its research sources in the field of psychology, allied health profession, theology, religious studies, drama and performing arts.

The university has a list of some notable alumni that includes Julia Davis (Comedy writer, actress), Alistair Griffin (Singer, songwriter), Edward Jarvis (Author), Vicky Locklin (Radio presenter), Tom Wilkinson (Former professional football player), Harry Gration (Main presenter for BBC Yorkshire), Bella Hardy (Folk singer) and Scarlett Moffatt (Famous television personality).

York St John University Course List
  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Business Administration
  • Accounting – Business
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Addictions and Mental Health
  • Acting for Stage and Screen
  • Academic Studies
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Science
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Advanced Arts & Entertainment Management
  • Education Assistant
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Music
Eligibility Criteria In General
  • UG: 60% Above Marks
  • PG: 60% Above Marks
  • IELTS: 6.0 band or above
  • English Should have above 65% marks

York St John University