Archaeology at York: local and global

By its very nature, archaeology connects the local and the global.  It traces processes across different scales and geographical locations, often emphasising comparative perspectives and cross-cultural relationships.  Against this background, the internationalism of archaeology is something we encourage and celebrate at York. Our teaching and research both gain a critical spark where they bring together people from different parts of the world.

At York we pride ourselves on our international profile.  We are ranked 94th in the world by the Times Higher Education supplement, and the university is a charter member of the Worldwide Universities Network.  Over 20% of the university's students hail from outside the UK, and the Archaeology department is equally diverse. 

We currently have students pursuing our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from all over the UK and Europe, as well as India, USA, Canada, Thailand, China, Japan and Tanzania, to name but a few.  In addition, our research interests range from as nearby as Yorkshire to as far away as sub-Saharan Africa.  Enjoy exploring the world's archaeology at York, a quintessentially English city with a global outlook. It was awarded its Royal Charter by King John in 1212, celebrating 800 years in 2012

The University and the Department of Archaeology offer international students:

  • Access to top class educational facilities
  • Internationally respected teaching staff and research projects
  • A stimulating and inclusive atmosphere for your studies
  • Safe, secure, and attractive settings for your work at King’s Manor and on campus
  • A strong sense of community within courses and the department
  • Dedicated scholarship and bursary funds
  • Access to some of the global research initiatives that come from our membership of the prestigious Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)