Outstanding research facilities

We're home to a large number of world-renowned research institutes, centres and facilities which provide a focus for specialist and multidisciplinary research.

Here are some examples:

  • The Bioscience Technology Facility is a purpose-built centre of excellence which provides researchers with access to the key technology platforms that are driving bioscience.
  • The archive collections at the Borthwick Institute for Archives are among the largest and most varied of any university in the UK.
  • The Humanities Research Centre sits at the heart of our investment in the arts and humanities, providing a spectacular environment for dynamic, interdisciplinary research.

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

Research at the Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII).

  • Our Research Centre for Social Sciences provides a hub for research collaborations and postgraduate life in the social sciences.
  • The York Biomedical Research Institute is a new cross-departmental initiative set up to expand and consolidate York's international expertise in biomedical research.  
  • The York Neuroimaging Centre houses two of the most powerful brain scanners in the UK, allowing detailed study of a huge range of brain functions and conditions.
  • The York Plasma Institute brings high temperature plasma studies for fusion energy under the same roof as research into low temperature plasmas for technological applications.
  • Our influential Centre for Health Economics produces policy-relevant research and innovative methods that advance the use of health economics to improve population health.
  • Our Centre for Housing Policy is one of Europe’s leading centres for housing and social policy research, focusing on housing and social justice, housing and later life, and the operation of housing markets.

York Plasma Institute

Research at the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP).

  • The Centre for Novel Agricultural Products aims to address some of the major global challenges of the 21st century. It uses cutting-edge scientific methods and knowledge to harness the power of nature for the development of new products and processes.
  • Our Social Policy Research Unit has an international reputation for excellence in research, especially health and social care, poverty, welfare and social work.
  • Our Archaeology Data Service supports research, learning and teaching with free, high-quality, dependable digital resources.

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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.