The University of York is one of the top 10 research universities in the UK

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. We are one of the top departments in the world (QS world subject rankings 2014) for the advanced study of History and related disciplines, 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

Study abroad

The university offers a number of exchange schemes that will allow you to spend some of your time in another university elsewhere in the world, including locations such as Kostanz, Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Madrid, New York and California. For more information, see our pages on studying abroad.




Well done history graduates!

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

Congratulations to all of our History students graduating this month

Congratulations to our graduates with distinction

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

History graduates receive Honours with distinction

Prize winning graduates

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

History Department undergraduate prize winners 2014 announced





Global Public Health, Social Media and Research: Opportunities and Ethical Challenges

The 81st Global Health Histories seminar, this month focussing on global health ethics.


Out of the reach of children? Adolescent health and medicine use in Africa

CGHH's first Autumn public lecture, focussing on health and medicine use in Africa


"Questioning 'Global Mental Health': The uses and non-uses of evidence"

The second in CGHH's Autumn lecture series, focusing on global mental health

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: