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. It offers you the opportunity to experience the excitement and challenges of living and studying at a prestigious university in another country, whilst also enjoying the full three years of your degree at York. History at York has a range of dedicated partnerships with highly-regarded universities around the world, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Waseda University, Tokyo; the Sorbonne, Paris and the University of Madrid. Find out more here.
Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014
History Department research excellence recognised in REF 2014
Posted on Thursday 30 October 2014
York PhD student wins Huguenot Society Scholarship
Posted on Thursday 25 September 2014
Two recent York History PhD students secure prestigious teaching positions in China and America
Scholarships for Postgraduate Study
The department offers a range of scholarships for postgraduate study, including fully-funded studentships from the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) consortium. For details and deadlines, see our funding pages: