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Why York?

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Find your people. Find your power.

A York degree is recognised and respected all over the world. As a student here, you’ll learn from academics who are active researchers, using their expertise to help local and global communities every day.

Learn from our experts

Our research-led teaching means you'll get to hear about the latest discoveries before they reach the textbooks. Research is at the heart of what we do and how we teach. Our staff push forward the boundaries of knowledge; their learning brings your lectures to life.

Our academics are always looking for new ways to engage students, letting you put what you learn into practice, whether through new technologies or innovative methods of teaching and assessment.

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Gold-standard education

Our teaching, learning and student experience is outstanding, recognised by a Gold rating from the Office for Students in their latest national assessment (2023 Teaching Excellence Framework).

When I started my degree, it felt like I'd been here for years already. Not everything has been as expected – sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with studies alongside having a social life – but the amount of support available at York is vast. If you're thinking about whether uni is right for you, you should consider what it offers, and if you can see yourself being there. And for me, York is a great place to be!

Nick, BA Sociology with Education

Thrive in a global community

Meet students from all over the world with over 150 countries represented on campus. You'll be exposed to new ideas and get a truly global perspective.

You'll also have the opportunity to expand your horizons by studying, working or volunteering abroad.

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Study in outstanding spaces

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

Get access to the resources you need to study effectively, to progress academically and to strengthen your employability.

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Feel at home

Make friends through our college system which provides an instant social life and a secure, supportive environment. Your college is your foundation for getting involved in campus life and a gateway to exploring the wider university community through college events, sports and music.

You'll be part of your college community from day one.

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Explore our historic city

Our thriving contemporary city is renowned for its rich history and heritage. Discover why York is regularly named one of the best places to live in Britain, offering everything from iconic attractions to hidden gems.

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Go beyond academic borders

Step outside your degree programme and expand your knowledge with elective modules.

Studying modules from another department lets you broaden your knowledge, make unique academic connections and boost your employability.

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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.