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Top 10 in the Research Excellence Framework and Complete University Guide 2016

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90% of graduates in the latest figures secured employment or further study

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Our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.

Professor Martin Smith

Head of the Department of Politics


I really couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! My degree has allowed me to study a broad range of subjects, from classic British politics and the politics of development, to South African and Indian politics.

Oliver, BA Politics

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