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Welcome to the Department of History

Welcome to History at York!


Professor Laura Stewart, Head of Department.

I am proud to be Head of one of the world's outstanding History Departments: we are ranked No.9 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and in the Top 50 globally (QS World University Rankings 2021). 

At York, you will encounter innovative yet supportive small-group teaching, led by experts whose work receives international awards and stimulates public debate. Our research was placed third nationally for impact in the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021). Our extensive collaborations with partners in our beautiful historic city, as well as nationally and internationally, enables us to offer students and researchers at all levels many exciting opportunities to apply historical thinking in wider contexts. 

If you love History, you will love York.

Want to know more? Browse our website for our huge range of courses, covering 2000 years of history and every inhabited continent. Find out who we are and what we do on the 'Our People' page. Send us your queries by going to 'Contact Us'. Why not pay us a visit? Find out more about our Open Days by emailing history-admissions@york.ac.uk or check on the University Visit pages for details.

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Postgraduate

Events

Fri
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Undergraduate Open Days 2022

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us during our Undergraduate Open Days on 1 and 3 July 2022.

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Jul

Undergraduate Open Days 2022

Thinking about a degree in History? Come and meet us during our Undergraduate Open Days on 1 and 3 July 2022.

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Research

Gender equality

‌We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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