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Russell Group member

one of 24 leading UK universities committed to outstanding teaching, learning and research.

UK Top 20

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022)

Best university employability strategy

Target Jobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2018.

Exceptional, inclusive and supportive

York provides an outstanding environment for bright minds.

As a high-performing Russell Group university, our groundbreaking research underpins our inspiring teaching. Choose from our wide range of undergraduate courses, and you'll graduate with more than a qualification. You'll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. Whatever your ambitions, we'll challenge you to dream big, think critically and change the world.

Opportunity for all

At York, we're dedicated to widening access to higher education and welcoming students from all backgrounds and walks of life. Study with us, and you'll become part of our welcoming campus community, with the historic city of York just a short walk away.

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Now, more than ever before, the world needs bright minds like yours. We look forward to welcoming you and equipping you with the tools to build a brighter future.

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor

York Virtual Visit

Explore York from the comfort of your own home with our new whistle-stop virtual Open Day experience. 

Watch videos, 360s and take a tour of campus and the city. Find out what makes York, York.

Explore York Virtual Visit

Take a self-guided tour

The Visit UoY app provides audio tours of our beautiful campus and city, narrated by our students. Why not get to know us on your next visit to York, or from the comfort of home?

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Discover why the choice is York

College life

York is one of a handful of UK universities with a college system. As well as a place to live, your college will provide you with a network of support throughout your first year and a calendar of events and activities.

Help if you need it

We know that you work really hard to achieve your goals and we're here to support your university journey. Our network of support services will help you get the best out of your time with us.

Shape your future

Whatever your career aspirations, we can help you stand out from the crowd. Take part in our award-winning careers programme and get involved in volunteering, societies and workplace opportunities.

Explore our historic city

Lively, full of culture and beautiful, York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. Could you see yourself living and studying here?

University of the Year shortlisted

We're proud to announce that we were shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards:

  • Times Higher Education Awards 2021
  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Find out more about our nominations

Student stories

Deciding to go to university is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your future. Hear from our current students about why they chose to study at York and their university experience so far:

"Academics always have interesting discoveries to share from their latest research - this keeps lectures and seminars exciting and current. They also listen to student feedback and look for ways to constantly improve lectures. The high quality of teaching has enabled me to develop the ability to think critically and analytically."

Nicole, BA Education

The world needs bright minds like yours

Be inspired by brilliant minds, discover exciting new activities and develop your ambitions in our supportive environment.

From leadership to volunteering, we’ll expand your horizons and help you develop the skills to land your dream job.

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