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.
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.
Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2016
We are delighted that three new lecturers will join us in the Autumn
Posted on Wednesday 27 April 2016
We are proud to announce our ranking in the 2017 Complete University Guide
Posted on Monday 25 April 2016
Dr Gerard McCann explores African independence in a new article