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At York, our people make us great. Our world-leading researchers bring their subjects to life in their teaching. Our students amaze and inspire us with everything they do at university and beyond.

Are you a critical thinker, a big dreamer or a champion of change? Will you challenge us just as much as we’ll challenge you?

Now more than ever, the world needs bright minds like yours. Make your mark at York.

Be exceptional

At York you’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. 

  • We're a Russell Group university - this means we're one of the world's premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research and excellent standards of teaching.
  • We build our courses around the way you learn, setting specific learning targets to give you a clear description of the knowledge and skills you’ll have when you graduate.
  • Our research-led teaching means you'll get to hear about the latest discoveries before they reach the text books!
  • We offer a range of scholarships to help you fund your studies.

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Expand your horizons

From connecting to our employer and alumni networks to volunteering in the community and studying abroad - we’ll help you expand your horizons and land your dream job.

  • Pursue a placement and gain work experience - most of our courses now offer you this opportunity.
  • Meet with top employers such as L’Oréal, Morgan Stanley, Nestlé, HSBC, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, EY, IBM, the NHS and Teach First at careers fairs and through internships and placements.
  • Or go global through our study exchanges and internships with elite institutions and employers all over the world.


The Shambles during Illuminating York - a magical outdoor festival of lights

Live in a beautiful city

Festivals, ancient walls, snickelways, chocolate, historical monuments and riverside walks! There is lots to explore in the city of York - regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.

  • With a population of 200,000, York is big enough to feel lively, but small enough to be friendly, and easy to cycle and walk around.
  • It's also easy to get to from anywhere in the world, with great rail links and airports nearby.

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