Research and innovation
Groundbreaking expertise spanning the globe.
Our research informs public debate and policy. We’re committed to developing in future generations the critical abilities that are integral to the historian’s craft and essential for understanding our past, present and future.
At York, you'll encounter innovative yet supportive small-group teaching, led by experts whose work receives international awards and stimulates public debate. Our extensive collaborations with partners in our beautiful historic city enable us to offer students and researchers exciting opportunities to apply historical thinking in wider contexts.
Professor Laura Stewart, Head of Department
Excellent employability prospects
Our alumni include diplomats, MPs, barristers, solicitors, doctors, teachers, museum directors, police detectives, archivists, librarians and journalists.
3rd in the UK
for impact and 11th for the quality of our research in the Times Higher Education ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
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