Postgraduate study at HYMS


As a postgraduate student at Hull York Medical School (HYMS), you will be at the heart of a network of researchers working in a wide range of medical and scientific disciplines.

HYMS is one of the most innovative medical schools in the UK. A partnership between the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS, we provide an impressive learning and research environment.

Our programmes attract students from all over the world, including those from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. We are committed to providing all our postgraduate students with a stimulating, high quality learning experience through a variety of educational approaches, encouraging innovative and critical thinking and freedom of enquiry. We are confident that if you choose to study at HYMS, you will be equipped with the specialist and general skills, knowledge and experience to meet the challenges posed by your future career.

Two universities, double the expertise

Qualifications are awarded jointly by the University of Hull and the University of York. As a HYMS postgraduate student, you will be taught or supervised by subject experts, many of whom are internationally recognised for their work. In addition, we have recently been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award for commitment to women in science. 

World-leading research environment

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), our academics contributed to the University of York's ranking of seventh in the UK for Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care research; fourth for Psychology; and eighth for Biology. In addition, 87 per cent of research by our researchers at the University of Hull was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.  For more information please visit our research pages.

Taught programmes

We continue to grow and develop our portfolio of postgraduate taught programmes to address the needs of an ever-changing healthcare and research environment.You will be taught by world-leading subject experts, clinicians and researchers, who will encourage you to think independently and critically and to question perceived knowledge.  You will have access to the world-class facilities and equipment as well as the learning resources of both the University of Hull and the University of York.  We offer flexible modes of study, so you can choose an option that best suits you.

Research programmes

Research is an important part of medicine. It underpins advances across the spectrum of healthcare, from clinical trials to assess how GPs prescribe medicines, through to molecular biology research identifying new drugs to fight major diseases.

Our research is organised into groups and one Centre, which each conduct world-class research. We offer a range of research programmes, each jointly awarded by our parent universities of Hull and York.