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We offer incredible breadth of study, driven by our teaching staff's world class research expertise

Our 200-acre campus is just minutes from one of Europe's most beautiful cities

At the heart of a network of more than a dozen cutting-edge research centres and institutes

Friendly and collegial university environment packed with social events, sports, and activities

Develop high-level skills to give yourself a crucial advantage in a competitive job market

Welcome to the Department of History at the University of York. We are proud to be one of the best history departments in the UK and in the world, combining groundbreaking research with degree programmes that offer incredible chronological breadth, and geographic and thematic scope.

We were ranked 2nd for the quality, significance and impact of our research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK.

History at York came 10th in the 2017 Complete University Guide, which is based on the REF, the National Student Survey, and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

Internationally, we are in the top 50 history departments in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.




Visit to Chernobyl exclusion zone

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2016

New insights from Professor David Moon on the legacy of the disaster

WHO seminars milestone

Posted on Monday 28 November 2016

Global Health Histories series reaches 100th event

Question Time: Electing the next WHO Director-General

Posted on Saturday 5 November 2016

Centre for Global Health Histories co-organises event showcasing candidates




Conversations across the Arts, Humanities, and Environment

Historians in multidisciplinary event to discuss approaches to the environment


The Art of Disagreeing Badly

Open now - Exhibition on religious dispute in early modern Europe (runs until 15 Dec)


The Grammar of Selection

Dr Chris Renwick on the reality of social mobilty, part of the free YorkTalks series


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