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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.




Professor is Cundill Prize finalist

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

David Wootton shortlisted for world's most lucrative award for historical non-fiction

Making a difference

Posted on Monday 10 October 2016

Dr Sabine Clarke receives award for contribution to pedagogy project

How naughty was the past?

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2016

Dr Emma Wells explores the medieval Church in new History Extra article




The Visual Politics of the WHO in Historical Perspective (1949-1974)

Free public lecture organised by the Centre for Global Health Histories


Postgraduate visit event

Are you coming to the Russell Group Roadshow? Come and meet us too!


History of Medicine Society lecture

Dr Chris Renwick on social biology and progressive politics in mid-20th century Britain


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