About us

Welcome to York

“Now is an exciting time to be studying Politics, and our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.

We are home to a prestigious, lively and international community of students and academics at the forefront of research in the main political areas of conflict and development, international politics, political theory and public policy.

Our staff advise governments and international organisations on a wide range of issues, and regularly contribute to the news media and current affairs programmes throughout the world.

We are dedicated to outstanding teaching and to developing the potential of all our students in a friendly and open department that provides a sense of community to all its members.

We look forward to welcoming you here.”

Professor Martin Smith
Head of Department