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Welcome to the Department of Education. 

We're a friendly, supportive community studying the role of education in society and questioning how this system affects us all. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

Classroom experience

Gain valuable experience alongside your course with our pioneering York Students in Schools programme.

Committed to equality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.

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Free online courses

Discover popular types of visual culture for children and young people. You will gain a deep understanding of children in film, television, drama, picture and comic books.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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University of the Year shortlisted

“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our University of the Year nomination

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