Outstanding research facilities

We're home to a large number of world-renowned research institutes, centres and facilities which promote specialist and interdisciplinary research across departments.

Here are some examples of our major research centres:

  • The Humanities Research Centre is at the heart of our investment in the arts and humanities, providing a spectacular environment for dynamic and imaginative research
  • Our Research Centre for Social Sciences provides a hub for research collaborations and postgraduate life, drawing together researchers from across our social science departments and research centres
  • Digital Creativity Labs provides a centre of excellence in which top researchers explore the rich space where games and interactive media converge

Postgraduate students working inside the Humanities Research Centre (Berrick Saul Building)

York Global Initiative for Safe Autonomy

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York Plasma Institute

A new way to achieve your doctorate

Centres for Doctoral Training

Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) provide an increasingly popular route to postgraduate study. They provide fully-funded opportunities designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to tackle today’s evolving issues and future challenges.

Doctoral training programmes at York

I’m a PhD student in Mechanistic Biology, in industry collaboration with Fera Science Ltd, who we work with to develop cutting-edge biotechnology to solve global challenges. I combine the different disciplines of biology, from microbiology to plant science, and also look at social science issues like global food security. York is uniquely placed to achieve real-world impact from its research, with strong links to local translation and business innovation facilities.

Alex, PhD Mechanistic Biology