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Welcome to the Department of History. 

With exceptional access to archival resources, our purpose-built campus is designed to a modern vision set within a beautiful, historic city. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

Committed to equality

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

World top 50

46th in the world for History
QS World Rankings by subject 2021

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University of the Year shortlisted

We're proud to announce that we've been shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards.
  • Times Higher Education Awards 2021
  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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