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.
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 Friday 29 July 2016
Five History PhD students secure prestigious studentships
Posted on Thursday 28 July 2016
Dr Sarah Wood uses France as colourful case study in new article
Posted on Friday 15 July 2016
Article by Dr Tom Johnson runner up in prestigious Alexander Prize