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Enquiring minds, inspirational teaching and pioneering research

Explore our research

A member of the Russell Group, we are committed to strengthening our position as one of the world's premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.

Our research is focused around seven themes which align our academic strengths to best meet the grand scientific, social and environmental challenges of our time.

Celebrating 60 years

Our 60th anniversary gives us a moment to not only reflect on how far we've come, but how far we're going to go.

Since our foundation in 1963, we've been guided by a compelling purpose: being single-minded in combating inequality, championing social justice and advancing opportunity for all. And there is so much more to do - our future is limitless.

Celebrate our 60th anniversary

Support in difficult times

2023 will continue to be a challenging time for many of our community. We're doing what we can to help:

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Campus and city life

Our safe and inclusive campus environment and our student-friendly city provide everything you need to make the most of your university experience.

Student life

Make friends for life, discover new passions and learn invaluable skills. Discover why you'll love York.


Be right at the heart of the action. Choose from a range of room types on or very near to campus.

The city of York

Lively, full of culture and beautiful, York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.