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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.




How naughty was the past?

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2016

Dr Emma Wells explores the medieval Church in new History Extra article

Poldark trail at Cornwall Museum

Posted on Friday 2 September 2016

Dr Hannah Greig curates new guide to 18th century collections ahead of latest series

NSS success for History

Posted on Monday 15 August 2016

Overall satisfaction climbs in latest National Student Survey




Global Health Ethics Seminar

Live online event exploring disease surveillance


German-Brazilian Psychiatry 1900 and 1930

Free research masterclass led by Dr Cristiana Facchinetti


Environment and Health: Global Health Histories Seminar

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