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Top 10 in the Research Excellence Framework

David Miliband with Politics Students

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

Welcome to York‌‎‎‌

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

Professor Neil Carter

Head of the Department of Politics


Our UoY Politics Society has lots of exciting events for you to get involved with.

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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Ranked 8th in the UK (REF 2014), our expertise includes:

  • Comparative Politics and Public policy
  • International Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory