York St John University is located in the heart of the historic city of York, and is known for its community spirit as well as its academic excellence. Founded in 1841, as a teacher training college, the university has maintained its reputation for combining academic study with subject-specific skills and experience, across a variety of degree and post graduate subject areas.
York St John is a relatively small university which prides itself on its tight-knit community and its reputation of putting students at the heart of everything it does. Alongside teaching, the University offers a significant and valued range of support, including professional advice, careers guidance, counselling, referral, training, assessment and support.
York St John’s campus is a stone’s throw from the bustling and vibrant city centre, with many of the shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries and tourist attractions just five minutes walk away. The original campus which is built around a quadrangle, is complemented by newer buildings including the multi-award winning signature building De Grey Court and the Fountains Learning Centre. The University has invested over £100 million in recent years on its estates, ensuring that students benefit from the latest cutting-edge facilities and brand new accommodation in the city centre.