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Department of History

Incredible breadth of study driven by world-class research.

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Join a vibrant intellectual community with a strong tradition of academic support.

Develop a deep historical knowledge through modules with extensive chronological span, as well as geographic and thematic scope.

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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.

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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



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