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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 

History with a Year Abroad is the department’s exciting new 4-year degree programme. Find out more here.




NSS success for History

Posted on Monday 15 August 2016

Overall satisfaction climbs in latest National Student Survey

WRoCAH award success

Posted on Friday 29 July 2016

Four History PhD students secure prestigious studentships

A history of tattoos

Posted on Thursday 28 July 2016

Dr Sarah Wood uses France as colourful case study in new article





You Are How You Eat: Global Health Histories Seminar

Free webinar discussing interplay between food, nutrition, culture, and society


Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past: International Workshop

How do historians engage with communities and public policy outside of academic circles?


University Open Days

Thinking of a History degree? Come and meet us on 17 or 18 September!