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.




EURIAS Fellowship success

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2017

Dr Jasper Heinzen to be hosted by the Institut d’études avancées in Paris

'In Our Time' Radio 4 appearance

Posted on Thursday 29 December 2016

Professor David Wootton discusses German astronomer Johannes Kepler

William Bynum Lecture 2016

Posted on Thursday 29 December 2016

Now available online: Dr Chris Renwick on 20th century social biology and progressive politics




Weighing the Fog of War: The Battle of the Dogger Bank 1915

Part of our Spring research seminar series


Conversion and Confessional Identity in Nazi Germany

The Case of Martin Niemoeller: Part of our Spring research seminar series


Medicine & Visual Culture Research Masterclass

Free event exploring the usefulness of "visual culture" in understanding medicine


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