With one of the largest History graduate schools in the country, York offers world class teaching and research opportunities to a vibrant community of graduate students from the UK and across the world.
Whether you are beginning a career in academia or wish to gain additional skills before entering the job market, postgraduate degrees at York can offer you critical skills, knowledge and intellectual development.
Our thirty-five full time members of faculty allow us to offer our Master's and Doctoral degree students an extensive range of study opportunities. RAE 2008, with all academic staff entered, assessed over a quarter of our research as 'world leading' and over half as 'internationally excellent' or better. Our overall average mark of 2.78 places us within the top quartile of History departments according to the rankings produced by the THES.
When you join the department's graduate community, you will find:
For more information on research activities at York, please consult our research pages.
Our teaching expertise has marked us out as amongst the finest institutions for studying History in the country. We were proud to receive a rating of 'Excellent' in the most recent HEFCE Teaching Quality Assessment exercise.
We strongly believe that postgraduate development should reflect both individual research and group endeavour. All taught MA courses therefore involve a substantial dissertation, and all research students are encouraged to participate in the department's graduate school.
Each student is assigned a personal supervisor (alongside specialised tutors in the case of taught degrees). Each research student's progress is assisted by a panel of at least two members of staff in addition to the nominated supervisor.
We offer taught MAs in Modern History, Railway Studies and Transport History, Early Modern History, Medieval History and, in association with the Department of Politics, History and Politics. We also offer a series of research degree courses (MPhil, PhD and MAs by Research). Please select from the menu on the left of this page to find out more.
The department is committed to the professional as well as the academic development of its students and has an established record of placing students in academic positions.