Living and studying in York

In the most recent assessment of research quality in the UK (REF 2014), we were rated 7th out of 32 institutions for public health, health services and primary care. The department also ranked equal first nationally for its research environment and 83% of activity submitted by our academic staff was judged as world leading or internationally excellent. 

Studying in the Department

Health Sciences is a large but friendly department. We are situated in the Seebohm Rowntree Building on Heslington West campus, but with teaching taking place in venues across the University. The Department boasts excellent facilities to aid learning, such as a state of the art Clinical Simulation Unit which was expanded and modernised in 2013.

The student experience

There are a variety of ways in which we support our students during their time here. We have a dedicated team of professionals in the Student and Academic Support Service who will assist you with many aspects of your student journey, and there is always someone in the Department for approach help or advice. You can find more information on what it is like to study at York

You can read also what our students think of life at York: undergraduate nursing, undergraduate midwifery, SSPRD, and postgraduate

About York

York is a beautiful walled city, steeped in history - from the Vikings to the English Civil War. It is large enough to be lively, but small enough that it remains a safe and attractive place to live. York is famous for its city walls, York Minster and the fabled 365 pubs - one for every day of the year. 



Further afield

Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle are all within close proximity, and London is only two hours away by train. York is situated close to several areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Pennines, Dales, Wolds and North York Moors are all within an hour's drive and can be reached by public transport, as can the nearby seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby. There is plenty to see and do here, and it really is a city which has something to offer everyone.