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York St John University

4.5 out of 5 (13 reviews) York, England, United Kingdom
At York St John University we strive to be exceptional in all we do and achieve. We are building a reputation as a high quality, friendly university, known for its academic excellence, a strong community spirit and a magnificent campus based in the heart of the city.

Bachelor's programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Journalism & Media (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



York St John is the oldest higher education institution in York and has been at the forefront of Teaching and Education for over 175 years.


We offer our 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 our community. We pride ourselves in identifying and developing potential in all our students and staff.


York St John is committed to maintaining the highest ethical and integrity standards in research carried out by its staff and students.


Student services

We want you to have the best possible experience whilst studying with us. To support you throughout your studies, you can access a wealth of advice and support services.

Housing services

At York St John University we know that finding the right accommodation will be very important to you as a new student, choosing a place to live which suits your needs and budget.

Library services

The library in Fountains Learning Centre provides you with the resources you need for studying at the University. There is a mixture of resources with over 2,000 e-resources including e-books and full text journal articles that are accessible anywhere as long as you have access to the internet. 

ICT services

The IT facilities are provided for use in furtherance of the mission of York St John University, for example to support a course of study, research or in connection with your employment by the institution.

Medical services

The York St John experience is about far more than your pay and benefits package, we’ll reward your contribution in all sorts of ways. First there’s working in beautiful surroundings, in the centre of York.

Student Life

Campus life

York St John University is an outstanding university, known for its academic excellence and responsive nature, always putting the student at the heart of everything it does. Our magnificent campus is located in the centre of the historic City of York.

Sports facilities

Then there’s the campus itself, with plenty of extra benefits, such as discounted membership to our sports and leisure facilities, you can also count on a fantastic all-round benefits package.

Student clubs

Other facilities include a dance studio, drama studio, music rooms (both practical and technical), TV and film production facilities, editing suites and dedicated art and design studios. There are a number of catering outlets and the Students’ Union has a bar, café, shop and offices on campus.

Student Reviews

Mini Review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
My social life has been pretty intense, and I have met a lot of people who have had a pretty big influence on me. The studying is very flexible and can be self-driven.
I'm studying English literature and the approach of the host...
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'm studying English literature and the approach of the host university is very different to the one of my home university. They intend to develop a critical thinking in students, whereas my home university focuses on the knowledge of all the different periods and writers. For example, one of the modules I took the first semester in the host university was American literature up to 1930, and we...
Enrol societies and sports team; they are the best way to me...
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Enrol societies and sports team; they are the best way to meet people, and you don't need to have experience in the activity you want to practice.

York, England, United Kingdom