The University of York
Parish Church Studies (Heritage, History and Fabric) PgDip
The University of York

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This diploma offers a unique opportunity to gain detailed and practical knowledge of the history, use, care and conservation of parish churches. The only course of this type in Britain, it offers a part-time, online, distance-learning course leading to a postgraduate diploma. The course format offers you the opportunity to study in your own home at times and a pace to suit you, extensively supported by tutors and part of an active online community.

Assessments will comprise a balance of short and long critical essays, book reviews, short research projects and other similar tasks.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. P

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Parish Church Studies (Heritage, History and Fabric), PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Parish Church Studies (Heritage, History and Fabric) PgDip

EU £3040 year 1
International £3040 year 1
England UK £3040 year 1
Northern Ireland £3040 year 1
Scotland £3040 year 1
Wales £3040 year 1
Channel Islands £3040 year 1

Additional fee information

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The University of York

The University of York, usually abbreviated to Ebor, is a collegiate research university based in the historic and picturesque city of York, England. It has two main campuses, East and West, which are just a few minute’s walking distance apart. It also has another site known as King’s Manor just North-West of the city centre.

Student composition of The University of York

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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