Welcome to the Department of History


We are proud to be ranked in the top 100 in the world for History (QS World University Rankings 2019), ranked 7th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and 6th in the Complete University Guide 2020. We are 2nd in the UK for research performance (Times Higher Education's ranking of the Research Excellence Framework 2014).

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.




History student selected as finalist in 3MT competition

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2019

PhD student Robert Smith has been selected as a finalist in the York round of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2019

Book Launch Update: ‘The World Health Organization: A History’

Posted on Tuesday 21 May 2019

The publication of ‘The World Health Organization: A History’ will be marked by a side event at the Seventy-Second World Health Assembly in Geneva

Radio 4 interview Senior Lecturer

Posted on Tuesday 7 May 2019

Catriona Kennedy shed light on the destructive Gordon Riots in a Radio 4 interview.






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