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Be exceptional

A York degree is recognised and respected all over the world. As a student here, you’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. 

Get a gold-standard education

Study at a university with a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award, and benefit from consistently outstanding teaching.

Learn from our experts

Our research-led teaching means you'll get to hear about the latest discoveries before they reach the text books.

Thrive in a global community

Meet students from all over the world among our community of over 140 countries on campus. You'll also have the opportunity to expand your horizons by studying, working or volunteering abroad.

Study in outstanding spaces

Be inspired by your surroundings and benefit from our £500m investment in new student accommodation and state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore our city of contrasts

Our city of contrasts offers everything from iconic attractions to hidden gems.

It's even been named the best place to live in Britain (The Sunday Times, 2018).

Why our students love York

You don't have to take our word for it, our student bloggers will happily tell you about why they love York.

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