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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.




BA degree programmes

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.




Three new lecturers join the Department

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2016

We are delighted that three new lecturers will join us in the Autumn

History at York in top 10!

Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2016

We are proud to announce our ranking in the 2017 Complete University Guide

The 60s, socialism, science fiction, soul music...

Posted on Monday 25 April 2016

Dr Gerard McCann explores African independence in a new article





Writing "Poldark"

An "in conversation" event with Debbie Horsfield, "Poldark" screen writer


Postgraduate post-offer event

Have you got an offer to study with us as a postgraduate? Come and meet us!


Annual Aylmer Lecture

Professor Colin Jones on the hotly-debated Maximilien Robespierre