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To the extent permitted by law, the University provides this website and its contents on an "as is" basis and makes no representation or warranty of any kind regarding this website or any information, content, products or services on it. The University does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current. In no circumstances, to the extent permitted by law, shall the University or or any of its officers or employees be liable for any loss, additional costs or damage (howsoever arising) suffered as a result of any use of this website or its contents.

Course information

The information on this website relating to study programmes is correct at the time of publishing and every attempt is made to ensure its accuracy.  However, the information is issued for the general guidance of students entering the University and does not form part of any contract. The University aims to provide the courses and facilities described on this website, but reserves the right to withdraw or to make alterations to courses and facilities without notice if necessary. The University always welcomes comments on its courses. However, the University's contracts with its students do not confer benefits on third parties for the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Personal staff and student pages

The University does not monitor personal staff or student pages published independently of their work at the University. The views and information on such pages do not constitute official University information, and need not reflect the views of the institution. The information on personal staff and student pages is not provided by the University. Consequently, the institution does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information. All authors, whether publishing official University information or unofficial personal information, are expected to follow the University's Regulations for the use of computing facilities.

Links to third party information

This website includes links to third party web sites. These links are used to provide further information and are not intended to signify that the University endorses such websites and/or their content. The University takes no responsibility for any loss or damage suffered as a result of using the information published on any of the pages of the linked web sites.





All the content of this website (including images), unless explicitly stated otherwise, is copyright of the University of York and may not be reproduced without prior permission. By accessing these web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only.

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior consent of the University.

For queries about re-use of content from the website, please contact



Data Protection

The University recognises the importance of personal privacy and ensures that all personal data is held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018. Compliance is managed by the University's Data Protection Officer in accordance with the University's DPA policy and procedures.

Freedom of Information Act

The University is committed to the principles of freedom of information. The University's Publication Scheme is a guide to the information the University publishes. Compliance is overseen by the Information Governance Office in accordance with the University's FIA policies and procedures.


The University maintains logs of its servers’ activities. The server log files include the IP address of each computer which accesses the University’s website. The logs are used to support essential maintenance of the site including analysing how the site is used.

Web forms

A site visitor may be asked to provide personal information when requesting a service. For example, visitors requesting a printed copy of a prospectus may be asked to complete an online form. By supplying this personal information, the visitor consents to the University storing the information for the stated purpose. The information is held by the University in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018.

Social media

The University uses a third-party provider, Sprout Social, to manage our social-media interactions. If you refer to the University in a publicly available social media post, or send us a private or direct message via social media, it will be stored by Sprout Social for 3 months. We use this information for internal purposes only and it won't be shared with any other organisations.

We see all of this information and decide how we manage it. For example, when we receive a social media message we will decide whether a response is needed, what type of response to provide and who should provide the response. Please note, when contacting the University through a social media platform, you should familiarise yourself with the privacy information of the social media platform you are using as well.

YouTube videos

This website makes use of the YouTube API Services to enhance the accessibility of YouTube videos that are embedded on the site. As such, by using this website you are agreeing to be bound by YouTube's terms of service which is also subject to Google's Privacy Policy. The University does not collect or store any additional information from you in order to use these services.

Also see

Read a copy of the University’s General Privacy Notice.

See our Data Protection Officer contact details.