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

Hundreds of courses ranging across the history of the world from the medieval to the modern era

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, 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.




BA degree programmes

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.




Centre for Global Health Histories at the 68th World Health Assembly

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2015

CGHH launched its latest publication, 'Health for All: The Journey to Universal Health Coverage', at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

Register now for the Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Virtual Open Day, 9 June 2015

Posted on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Virtual Open Days are the ideal way to find out more about postgraduate study at York.

Department of History ranked in the world top 50

Posted on Wednesday 29 April 2015

We are proud to announce that we have been ranked in the top 50 departments for History in the QS World University Rankings 2015.





Climate Change & Health: Global Health Histories Seminar 90

The fifth GHH seminar of the year, focussing on climate change and health


Cultural Contexts of Health: Ebola. Global Health Histories Seminar 91

A GHH seminar focusing on Ebola, held at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe


Evidence Based Medicine & Health Policy: Global Health Histories Seminar 92

The seventh GHH seminar of the year, focussing on evidence based medicine and health policy