York St. John University

Introduction

Message from the Vice Chancellor

York St John University is outstanding. We are a high quality, friendly university, known for academic excellence, a strong community spirit and a magnificent campus, based in the centre of the historic City of York.

There are many things you will love about York St John University including the interesting, contemporary and relevant courses delivered by enthusiastic, expert staff. Recent campus investment of over £75m will provide you with an excellent student experience and a terrific range of well located accommodation. And all of this in the exciting environment that is York - with its heritage, vibrant café/bar culture and nightlife.

York St John University awards are distinctive and dynamic. They are designed for you to achieve not only the subject specific skills you will need to enter your chosen profession, but also the life and work skills which we know employers are looking for in today’s competitive job market. We have a proud tradition of successful achievement for our students - people who come to us from a wide range of backgrounds.

-Professor David Fleming
Vice Chancellor

Mission Statement

York St John is committed to the provision of excellent, open and progressive higher education that embraces difference, challenges prejudice and promotes justice, and is shaped by York St John's Church foundation.

Building on this foundation, we will:

•Provide widely-accessible opportunities for life-long learning, underpinned by scholarship and research
 
•Extend and deepen YSJ's external contribution regionally, nationally and globally
 
•Foster a supportive, creative, critical and reflective community which promotes personal and professional development for both students and staff

Key Strategic Aims

The following key strategic aims have been developed in support of the University’s Mission:

•To be an inclusive and accessible university
•To provide flexible student-centred curricula with excellent teaching
•To be an employer of choice
•To be a leading regional university with a strong commitment to internationalisation
•To be a learning organisation promoting lifelong learning through partnership and   collaboration
•To offer a transforming student experience
•To build capacity and good practice in research and knowledge exchange
•To be financially and environmentally sustainable

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Documentary Film Production

Campus Full time Part time United Kingdom York

Our MA programmes are for creative individuals who have some existing experience, a drive to produce high level production work and ideas ready for production. [+]

Our innovative approach will instil in you an imaginative and unique concern for digital short film or documentary production. You will be at the cutting edge – you are the future of these forms. Practice is at the heart of both MA programmes.  In addition to the high level of practical engagement with your chosen form you will study theory and research methodologies which will develop the form and content of your work.  You will also undertake portfolio work to help develop you as a professional practitioner.

 

You will have the opportunity to work with a range of like minded people all striving for the highest quality of film and documentary production possible. This level of collaboration means you can maintain your specialist interest whilst working across two forms.  You will also have the opportunity to work with a range of committed, engaged and highly skilled undergraduates.... [-]


MA in Global Strategic Marketing

Campus Full time Part time United Kingdom York

The MA Global Marketing focuses on key issues and capabilities required for leading a customer-focused organisation in the 21st Century. [+]

Why study Global Marketing?

 

The whole world is a stage, or in business terms a market, now more than at anytime in history. The marketing practice and theory of the 20th Century has been assigned to the archives as the new economics of global marketing transform our understanding of how customers behave, markets operate and value is created.

Global markets are complex, dynamic and customer driven, with instant and dramatic demand changes; accessible to all irrespective of size, or location.

So whether you are currently developing your knowledge of marketing, and want to get a better understanding of the new global economy; have knowledge of marketing, and think there’s a new and better way; or, just want to stay connected to the fast-paced world of customercentred business, this programme could help you learn the important lessons, and encourage you to master the game – of global marketing.... [-]


MA in International Business

Campus Full time Part time United Kingdom York

The MA in International Business covers a wide range of topics and areas of study, and you will be provided with opportunities to develop skills relevant to international management. [+]

Why study International Business?

Today’s economy is global. In a world of integrated markets and multinational business, studying international business is a good way of learning about the contemporary world of business and preparing yourself for employment.

The MA in International Business covers a wide range of topics and areas of study, and you will be provided with opportunities to develop skills relevant to international management.

 

How can I study?

This programme is available either as a full-time (one year), or part-time (two – five years) programme. Normally you will enrol for the MA International Business, but alternatively you can undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business (60 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business (120 credits).... [-]


MA in Leadership and Management

Campus Full time Part time United Kingdom York

If you want to develop your understanding of strategic leadership and management, and transfer this learning into pragmatic and productive knowledge, skills and abilities, this is the programme for you. [+]

If you want to develop your understanding of strategic leadership and management, and transfer this learning into pragmatic and productive knowledge, skills and abilities, this is the programme for you. The Postgraduate  Diploma/MA programme covers a wide range of leadership and management  contexts and perspectives. It will appeal to those who already work, or want to work, in the public, private or voluntary sector. The programme welcomes home, European and International students, to generate a rich  cultural diversity in the learning group and enable students to grasp key issues around globalisation and business ethics.

 

Most students will register for and complete the MA programme. Applicants who enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma can progress to the MA dissertation on successful completion of module assignments.... [-]


MA TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 12  United Kingdom York

The programme is designed for both experienced and intending teachers of English and attracts both home and international students from a range of different countries. [+]

The Masters programme in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at York St John University aims to improve your understanding of recent theory in English language teaching, as well as providing you with the practical skills you need to teach successfully. Many of the modules involve the collection and analysis of data from students and teachers at the York St John International Centre. We aim to help you develop your research skills and encourage you to present and publish your findings to the English language teaching community.

The programme is designed for both experienced and intending teachers of English and attracts both home and international students from a range of different countries. Together, we share our experience of learning and teaching English, comparing our experience with research in our academic field, and learn to reflect on and plan for effective teaching in a wide variety of contexts. Our students tell us that the York St John University MA TESOL is a challenging and useful experience.... [-]