Welcome to the Department of History at the University of York, ranked 2nd for the quality, significance and impact of our research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK. This confirms York’s reputation as one of the best history departments in the UK and the world. Ranked 8th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide subject league table for 2015, we are also one of the top departments in the world for the advanced study of History and related disciplines (QS world subject rankings 2014), combining groundbreaking research with degree programmes that offer incredible chronological breadth and geographical scope.
Please click below for more information about the degree programmes we offer, our staff, research activities and other things going on in the department.
New for 2014/2015: History with a Year Abroad (V/104)!
History with a Year Abroad is the department’s exciting new 4-year degree programme. Find out more here.
Posted on Monday 30 March 2015
Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies awarded to Anniversary Professor in History
Posted on Thursday 5 February 2015
Fellowship application success for Simon Ditchfield
Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014
History Department research excellence recognised in REF 2014