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Top Ten in the Research Excellence Framework and the Complete University Guide for 2016

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World-leading research expertise, applying expertise to real-world problems

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100% student satisfaction BA Politics NSS 2013

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97% of graduates in 2011/12 (latest figures) secured employment or further study

Welcome to York‌‎‎‌

Our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.

Professor Matthew Festenstein

Head of the Department of Politics


I really couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! My degree has allowed me to study a broad range of subjects, from classic British politics and the politics of development, to South African and Indian politics.

Oliver, BA Politics

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Ranked 8th in the UK (REF 2014), our expertise includes:

Our UoY Politics Society has lots of exciting events for you to get involed with.