York St John University (London)

York St John University, London Campus aims to educate, motivate, and inspire a new generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Located in the London Borough of Islington and opposite the world-famous Barbican Centre, the university is reputed as a leading provider of higher education in the UK.

It is located close to the Tech City which houses a cluster of high-tech companies and ambitious entrepreneurs. The City or Square Mile is the financial capital and home to the London Stock Exchange. Students in the London campus also have easy proximity to the creative and entertainment agencies in East London and Spitalfields.

The London campus offers MBA and Computer Science postgraduate courses. Business Administration program include Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Management MBA, MBA with professional expertise, Senior Leaders Apprenticeship courses. Computer Science MSc and Data Science Degree Apprenticeship are included in Computer Science programs.

The York university campus is in the center of the historic City of York. The 11-acre York campus on Lord Mayor’s Walk and faces the historic York Minster.  The De Grey Court and the Fountains Learning Centre houses the library, IT facilities and lecture theatres. The Foss Building houses our Sports hall, laboratory, and research facilities. The university also boasts of dedicated art and design studios along with TV and film production facilities.

Home to almost 6000 students, York St John University also has a strong presence of students from the international community. Undergraduate students can choose from a host of subjects like biology, mathematics, psychology, linguistics, media production, theatre, music production and drama. Academic curriculum of the postgraduate program includes subjects like theatre, fine arts, music composition, film production, linguistics etc.

Notable alumni of the university include actress Julia Davis, Singer and songwriter Alistair Griffin, author Edward Jarvis and football personality Tom Wilkinson etc.

Why study at York St John University (London)?

  • Investment of over £100 million in developing the transformational campus with modern facilities and latest technology.
  • LaunchPad offers dedicated careers service like career fairs, tailored networking events, Employer-led workshops, and mentorship sessions for graduate students.
  • Voted as the Best Northern City to Live in the UK by The Sunday Times (2019), York offers an opportunity to experience rich history and vibrant multiculturalism.
  • Degree apprenticeship program offers apprenticeship opportunities to gain practical experience with industry leaders.
  • London campus is located Zone 1 and offers easy and affordable commuting options for students.
  • London campus’ offers opportunity for placement year students to design and develop a technology business through the Venture Creation Lab.
  • The Advance to Perform Programme (APP Journey) is designed by industry experts to develop graduate employability.
  • Academic framework designed with collaboration with industry experts and extensive research.
  • Flexible learning programs offers opportunities for engagement in part-time employment.
  • Research centers and groups actively committed to deliver solutions to real-world problems.
  • Offers Professional development and CPD courses for students.
  • Students can choose membership of a number of student societies and groups, based on interest and passion.
  • Entrepreneurial support through collaboration with leading industries and connections with top academic institutes from Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, and Asia.

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements

Please be aware that BA(Hons) Media Production: Journalism requires IELTS 7.5 (with no less than 7.5 in each component) or equivalent.

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component) 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)Overall score of 169, with no score below 162 
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)Overall score of 180, with no score below 180 
Pearson (PTE)

Overall score of 46   
Listening: minimum level 36 
Speaking: minimum level 36  
Reading: minimum level 36  
Writing: minimum level 36  


Overall score of 33+ (in B2 Communicator range)

Minimum score of 25 in each skill (in B2 Communicator range)

TrinityISE III (C1 SELT) with a Pass in each component 
TOEFL iBT (home edition also accepted)Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable 
Oxford Test of EnglishOverall score of 127 with nothing less than 112 in any component
GCSEGrade C or above in English Language 
iGCSEGrade C or above in English as 1st and 2nd Language
AS or A LevelPass in English Language
Bachelors or Masters DegreeSuccessful completion at a University in a majority English speaking country where the language of tuition has been English
European BaccalaureateL1 – 6.0
L2 – 7.0
L3 – 7.5
International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)English A: Literature (Standard: Level 4, Higher: Level 4)
English A: Literature and Language (Standard: Level 5, Higher: Level 4)
English Language B (Standard: Level 6, Higher: Level 5)

If you do not currently meet the English Language requirements for your chosen course, we offer a number of Pre-sessional English courses that will help you reach the necessary standards. 

For these courses York St John University can only accept UK Visas & Immigration-approved SELT IELTS (IELTS for UKVI) exams as evidence of English Language ability.


For International Students:

Early Payment Discount (York and London Campuses)

A 5% early payment discount is available for all international postgraduate taught students (not applicable to undergraduate, Research, or PhD programmes) at both our York and London campuses. Students must pay fees in FULL by 12th September 2022 to be eligible for the discount. Students on the LLM course would need to pay in full no later than 29th August 2022.

Paying in full before your CAS issued is the optimal because the discount can then be applied to your fees stated on your CAS.

Chevening scholarships

Since 1983, Chevening has brought over 50,000 exceptional applicants from around the world to study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK government.

Find out how to apply at www.chevening.org.

Alumni scholarships

We offer generous scholarships for recent graduates and all of our alumni can benefit from reduced postgraduate course fees. 

Find out about this discount on our Scholarships for alumni page. 

Other scholarships

A list of scholarships is also available on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website. For up to date information please visit www.ukcisa.org.uk.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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