York St John University
Welcome to York St John University
York St John University was founded in the 19th century as a teacher training college and over its 175 year history has now expanded to be one of the best small universities in the UK.
Since its inception, it has expanded the courses it offers and in addition to teacher training you can study for qualifications in arts, humanities, business and health.
Based in the heart of historic York, the University’s award-winning campus mixes both traditional and modern architecture. York is a vibrant student city, with something always happening there’s loads to see and do throughout the year.
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Courses and fees
York St John University offers a broad array of subjects at a variety of levels for students. Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are all on offer, and specialist and joint honours are available for most degrees. If you need to study around your schedule, you also have the option of studying part time. Entry requirements for undergraduate courses are 88-104 UCAS points for some courses and 96-112 UCAS points for others, while more specialised courses such as Occupational Therapy and Primary Education require 120 UCAS points.
The university is made up of nine schools:
- School of Art, Design & Computer Science
- School of Education
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Humanities, Religion & Philosophy
- School of Languages & Linguistics
- School of Performance & Media Production
- School of Psychological & Social Sciences
- School of Sport
- York Business School
If you want to study abroad the University runs specially designed exchange schemes which work with a number of institutions across the world, who give you a scholarship to cover living costs while abroad. All time spent studying abroad also contributes to your degree.
For home and EU students, it costs £9,000 per year for a full-time undergraduate qualification, and £5,700 or £3,500 per year for a full-time postgraduate taught course.
International students can expect to pay £10,000 per year for most full-time undergraduate courses.
York St John University has plenty of modern and exciting facilities including the signature De Grey Court building which is at the heart of the campus. It has extensive facilities for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students.
The University is situated in the centre of York, close to York Minster and the city's main shopping district. York has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, and there are plenty of things to see and do here to keep you occupied when not studying. Plenty of clubs, bars and restaurants await you, and a huge student scene keeps the city lively.
Library and study facilities
There's a three-storey-state-of-the-art library and learning centre on campus that stocks more than 175,000 books and has access to over 3,000 periodicals. There are also collections of AV materials such as DVDs and videos and access to a wide range of electronic information sources including electronic books. You can work whenever suits you, as the library is open 24 hours a day.
More than 400 open access PCs are on offer across the campus in the Fountains Learning Centre, De Grey Court and the Holgate Centre. Some computers are available 24/7 and you can use them to access learning materials in the University's Virtual Learning Environment. In addition to this, WIFI is available throughout campus.
The Careers Team has close links with local employers and can help you find a range of graduate, part-time, voluntary and internship opportunities as well as graduate jobs. The Team can work with you on brushing up your interview technique, applying for jobs and creating your CV through a series of workshops and sessions.
There are a selection of cafes and restaurants on Campus, plus York has hundreds of restaurants, bars and shops all within a stone's throw. There are also several large supermarkets close to campus so you can keep stocked up on all your essentials.
The Student Union is an active part of life at York St John University, they run a bar, shop and cafe on Campus. As well as running social venues, the Union offers advice on careers, volunteering and charity fundraising. It also organises clubs and societies as well as loads of sports teams, so you can easily find an activity to keep you occupied while at uni.
York St John University has a Sports Hall that has four badminton courts, a climbing wall and facilities for netball, volleyball, basketball cricket and five-a-side football. In addition to this, they have a fully-equipped fitness and conditioning suite with fully qualified instructors on hand to provide advice and guidance. The University has just invested £7m in a brand new Student Sport Park. This 57 acre sports site includes a sand-based floodlit synthetic turf pitch for football and hockey and a 3G floodlit synthetic turf pitch for football and rugby. There are also cricket pitches, netball and tennis courts and a sprint track as well as lecture rooms and a sports conditioning suite.
Medical and welfare services
An NHS Medical Centre can be found on Campus along with regular health sessions and a Student Advice Team are on hand to provide advice and guidance on a wide-range of issues and matters relating to student life. A counselling services is on offer as well as specialist services are available for those with disabilities.
Whether you need help budgeting, want to apply for a loan, or simply are finding life at university too costly, the Finance Team are on hand to help you sort your money out. They can advise you on how to be careful with money and can also let you know of any grants, scholarships or funds you may be eligible for.
York St John University has a wide selection of accommodation options, from on-campus halls to city accommodation and shared flats. They can also point you in the right direction for private accommodation if you would prefer to enter a flatshare or rent your own place during your time at university.
Both semi-catered and self-catered residences are on offer, as well as a variety of rooms to suit all budgets and tastes. For more information on the accommodation on offer, visit the university's website.
There is one semi-catered hall – Lord Mayor's Walk, where priority is given to students with additional needs, this accommodation comprises of single bedrooms divided into flats. A small number of en-suite rooms are on offer, and you'll be given a catering card that you can use to purchase food and drinks from The University's catering outlets. These halls are located on the main Campus and are a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of town.
There are five self-catered halls and a selection of university-owned managed houses that you can choose to live in, all of which are a 10-15 minute walk from Campus. St John Central offers en-suite rooms for 258 students, creating a cosy community experience. Percy's Lane also offers en-suite accommodation and also has a small selection of studio flats on offer.
Limes Court has accommodation for 143 students in 29 houses, kitchens and bathrooms are shared and all rooms have single beds. The Grange houses 416 students in a mixture of shared houses and flats, so you can have a more independent experience, and City Residence also offers 26 similar flats, based in the heart of York.
If you're interested in studying at York St John University then visiting on an open day is a great way of finding out whether it's the right place to study for you. During an open day you'll have plenty of opportunities to find out more about the University and the city of York itself.
You'll have an opportunity to meet with staff and discover what you will learn on your course of choice, tour the campus and view the accommodation, plus you'll get the opportunity to discuss with staff aspects of the application process.
The University has three terms per year. The 2016/17 dates are as follows:
- Autumn Term: 19 September – 9 December
- Spring Term: 16 January – 31 March
- Summer Term: 24 April – 26 May
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