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Welcome to the Department of History at the University of York. We are one of the top departments in the country, 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 (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

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.




York History Postgraduates' success in America and China

Posted on Thursday 25 September 2014

Two recent York History PhD students secure prestigious teaching positions in China and America

Benedict Lectures 2014

Posted on Sunday 14 September 2014

Professor David Wootton to present Benedict Lectures

Well done history graduates!

Posted on Friday 11 July 2014

Congratulations to all of our History students graduating this month





Departmental Research Seminar 29/10/14

'The Ghost of Reformers Past: Memory in the English Reformation'. Susan Royal, University of York


Departmental Research Seminar 5/11/14

'Diplomacy as Performative Act', Naoko Shimazu, Birkbeck, London


Civil registration: The anchor for Universal Health Care? - GHH Seminar 83

Civil registration: The anchor for Universal Health Care?

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: