Welcome to the Department of History


We are proud to be a World Top 100 department. We are rated 2nd in the UK for the quality of our research (REF), and are 5th in the Russell Group for positive destinations (Times Graduate Destinations Indicator, 2016 graduates). 

We offer our students a choice of more than 100 modules, ranging around the world and across 2,000 years. Teaching is by world-class experts in their field, reflecting their own groundbreaking research, and has an emphasis on small-group teaching.

Why study History at York?

What makes studying History at York so special?

In our new video, our students and staff members talk about the Department and what you'll gain from studying for your undergraduate degree here.




Post doctoral research positions available

Posted on Thursday 14 December 2017

Do you have a PhD in Politics, International Development or a similar field?

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Posted on Wednesday 13 December 2017

Now inviting expressions of interest

York History professor co-authors article on American journal Soil Science

Posted on Friday 24 November 2017

Professor David Moon's article marks the centenary of the journal





Global Health Histories 103 - 'United Nations, Health Systems & UHC: histories, present & future'

The 103rd GHH seminar focuses on 'United Nations, Health Systems and UHC: histories, present and future'


Marginalised mothers: health communication and maternal health in East Africa, 1920-2017

Join us in the Treehouse for a public lecture with Dr Shane Doyle



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