We asked our students what they thought about studying at a postgraduate level at York, and here's what they told us:
"York is full of life, with music, street performances, and an infinite choice of cuisine. Weekends spent in York are my favorites!"
"Even though the lecturers in the department are some of the most respected in their field, they remain passionate, humble, and are always willing to spare some time to discuss topics in depth."
"I apply more or less everything I studied at York in my day-to-day job."
"After you graduate, you will have the potential to become a team leader or a project manager, not only because you will have strong technical skills and a solid foundation of knowledge, but because you will have advanced concepts and thoughts."
"The range of topics that I have covered has allowed me to challenge my preconceptions and develop a broader and more realistic view of how Computer Science affects people."
"The course has changed my perceptions a lot about what is important in software engineering, from requirements engineering and user centred design."
"Studying with students from all walks of life has broadened and enriched my perspective and made me a better and confident communicator with colleagues from different countries and different expertise."
"Without my experience of the MSc in Information Technology, I am quite sure I would not be where I am today - on a professional or personal front. It was a life changing experience which I will treasure for the rest of my life."
"The facilities in the department are world class. The software and hardware laboratories are brand new and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.."
"I have been blown away by the variation of modules being taught, which allows me to develop and use all sorts of different skills.."
"The relaxed nature of the staff, the well structured and planned teaching and the friends I made all contributed to a greatly positive experience at York."
"The academics at York supported my research proposal, going as far as to help me to formulate the proposal and source funding. The support I was given at the application stage was a clear factor in helping me to choose to study at York."
"I like the freedom granted to me to pursue ideas and interests. The work environment is fantastic; colleagues and supervisors are also friends, and if you need it, support can be found wherever you look."
"You are really looked after in York, there's nowhere else I would rather be completing my PhD!"
"I feel right at home within Computer Science here at York. The facilities are outstanding, and the staff are genuinely interested in how your research, and indeed you as a researcher, are developing."
"One advantage of studying for an Engineering Doctorate is the valuable industrial experience in research and development. This will certainly help me in pursuing careers in consultancy, industrial research and development and even academia with a strong industrial liaison."
"The facilities here at York are of excellent quality. The buildings have great spaces, with places to work and collaborate."
"For me the PhD has been exactly what I wanted from university; studying and contributing towards state-of-the-art topics."