York is a research-intensive university with a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, which recognises our outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. We are a proud member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. As a student here you'll be part of a diverse and supportive environment, located in a beautiful, historic and unique European city.
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You'll be part of a diverse, international community of 18,930 students from over 150 countries.
York is a leading university ranked 150th in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
York is one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.
Life at York
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If you're travelling to the UK by plane, you can book your place on our free airport collection service from Manchester airport.
We look forward to welcoming you to York!
York is located in the North of England. It's easy to get to from anywhere in the world, with great rail links and airports nearby. So you'll never be far from exploring other major UK cities, or from catching up with friends at other universities.
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