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, ranked 2nd for the quality, significance and impact of our research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the most authoritative assessment of research quality in the UK. This confirms York’s reputation as one of the best history departments in the UK and the world. 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 for the advanced study of History and related disciplines (QS world subject rankings 2014), 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. Find out more here.




Lake Baikal

Posted on Friday 2 October 2015

Prof David Moon visits Lake Baikal, Siberia as part of Leverhulme International Network project

Department of History at the York History Weekend

Posted on Thursday 3 September 2015

Three York History professors will talk about their latest books at this debut event

Scholarship opportunity for new undergraduate students

Posted on Monday 17 August 2015

The Bryan and Lydia Gray Scholarship award is now open to applications from students starting an undergraduate degree in History in September 2015.





Departmental Research Seminar 14/10/15

‘Empire for God: Creating Alternative Visions for a Modern Japan’, Emily Anderson, Washington State University


Evidence Based Medicine & Health Policy: Global Health Histories Seminar 92

The seventh GHH seminar of the year, focussing on evidence based medicine and health policy


Departmental Research Seminar 21/10/15

‘”It is Not an Israeli Film, but an American One”: Operation 'Exodus' and the Battle over Americanization in 1960s Israel’, Shaul Mitelpunkt, University of York