Researcher working in the Department's clean room

Our reputation

  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 87 per cent of our research activity was rated as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent".

Our research

Our dynamic research environment and strong industry links allow us to deliver internationally recognised research.

We apply our research to high impact areas – from 5G ultra-high capacity density systems and underwater networks, to autonomous robots and healthcare.

We have a strong track record of attracting grants from UK research councils and industrial sources.

Research groups

Affiliated centres

We collaborate with researchers across the University through specialist and multidisciplinary centres.


Our researchers have access to a wide range of facilities, which are available to industrial collaborators.

Research collaboration

We engage in collaborative R&D, allowing your organisation access to our expertise and facilities.

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Early career researchers at York benefit from a vibrant research culture and excellent facilities.

What we offer

Research degrees

Push the boundaries of knowledge in our supportive and stimulating environment.

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Our research aligns to the University's research themes - areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries.