Welcome to the Department of History

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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 huge choice of 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.

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Undergraduate

News

Transnational approaches to the French Wars of Religion

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

York Research Fellow organised a conference that aimed to rethink religious French wars via transnational approaches.


Express your interest in the Future Leaders Fellowships

Posted on Friday 13 July 2018

The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is now open to expressions of interest.


Seminar report: Vaccine Hesitancy – why do some people not vaccinate?

Posted on Monday 9 July 2018

Read a report and access the recording from the 107th Global Health Histories seminar on vaccine hesitancy


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Postgraduate

Events

Sat
15
Sep

University Open Day

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us on 15 or 16 September.

Sun
16
Sep

University Open Day

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us on 15 or 16 September.

Fri
19
Oct

BBC History Magazine's History Weekend York

Members of the University of York's Department of History will feature at BBC History Magazine's Weekend 2018

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Research

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