No matter where you are from, or what you would like to do when you graduate, the York experience will challenge, inspire, develop and support you. Through a combination of excellent teaching, a rich and varied campus life and a cultured city, you'll have the experience of a lifetime.
I feel like I have really personal relationships with a lot of the lecturers and the teaching is just such high quality. The Department’s really big and so it’s impressive to me that I feel connected and supported by the lecturers individually.
Mikalah, USA. Watch Mikalah’s vlog.
York is one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. We attract renowned academics, whose research brings vibrancy and cutting-edge ideas to the teaching you will receive at York.
As a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities, we are committed to maintaining the very best research and teaching standards.
We were ranked 10th in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. The REF is a UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities undertaken by expert review panels.
I chose to study at York for many reasons. The most significant factors for me were the dedicated School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics Department, the beautiful campus-based university, the high course ranking and the geographical location within the UK to name a few. The dedicated Department aspect was a very important one for me as I was quite impressed by the quality and diversity of research being undertaken. Moreover, I was also very moved by the campus which is a treat to see in itself. The course I took also gave me the liberty to choose the particular module path I wanted to take.
Fantastic student experience
You'll meet people from all over the world among our community of over 22,000 students, representing over 150 countries.
Try something new and meet interesting people through getting involved in our friendly and supportive campus life. There are over 200 social, cultural and religious student-led societies and 60+ sports clubs to choose from.
Our University of York Students Union (YUSU) has a range of clubs and societies that you can join, ranging from anywhere between football to the Korean cultural society and anime and manga clubs! Better yet, if there's a society you'd like to join but it isn't available, all you need is three people willing to join and we could make it a new official society!
I find that you make friends very quickly here. You really do make strong and lasting friendships and create a new community.
Ethan, France. Watch Ethan’s vlog.
Safe and supportive environment
We recognise that studying in a different country can be daunting so we have an excellent structure in place to give you all the help you need. From English language support to careers advice, we will ensure that you are well supported during your time with us.
You can also relax in the knowledge that you'll be living and studying in a safe and green campus environment and student-friendly city.