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University of York

Location

Main Campus, York United Kingdom

Ranking

# 167QS World University Rankings

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228Undergraduate programs

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347Postgraduate programs

Scholarship

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About University of York

There’s so much to love about life at York. As a leading Russell Group university, we bring world-class teaching and life-changing research together to help students secure the first steps of a career they’ll love, no matter what course they choose. We put public good at the heart of it all, working to improve communities through our collective power.


  • Gold-Standard undergraduate teaching, according to the latest Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • UK Top 10 for research excellence, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.


Here’s what we do best.


Hands-on and flexible


Unique facilities and industry partnerships play a big part in a York degree, giving you practical experience in your field, as well as crucial connections in the UK and beyond. Across hundreds of courses, you’ll build your degree from topical modules and placement opportunities, so you can focus on your passion.


A green, inclusive campus


Over 20,000 students from over 150 countries – and a fair few geese, squirrels and rabbits – all call our gorgeous parkland campus their home. We’re one of only a handful of UK universities to use a college system, an extra layer of family spirit offering more intimate events and networks. Adding in hundreds of sports, societies and other student groups, you’ll have every possible chance to find your people, and to make your university experience your own.


A historic, practical city


York is regularly voted among the best and safest places to live in the UK – and for good reason. A mix of rich culture and modern innovation, it’s famed for its community feel and festivals throughout the year. To top it off, the city is surrounded by national parks and tourist hotspots, and has excellent transport links to the rest of the country.


Support at every stage


Equal-access schemes and scholarships open the University up to as many people as possible. Staff and student networks to help your physical and mental wellbeing through the highs and lows of studying. Award-winning careers teams and alumni communities to help make the most of your passions. Wherever you are in your university journey, we’re here to make help happen.


Get to know us


We’d love to know you more.


  • Meet us at events or on tours: york.ac.uk/study/visit
  • Get updates on all things York: york.ac.uk/study/updates

About University of York

There’s so much to love about life at York. As a leading Russell Group university, we bring world-class teaching and life-changing research together to help students secure the first steps of a career they’ll love, no matter what course they choose. We put public good at the heart of it all, working to improve communities through our collective power.


  • Gold-Standard undergraduate teaching, according to the latest Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • UK Top 10 for research excellence, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.


Here’s what we do best.


Hands-on and flexible


Unique facilities and industry partnerships play a big part in a York degree, giving you practical experience in your field, as well as crucial connections in the UK and beyond. Across hundreds of courses, you’ll build your degree from topical modules and placement opportunities, so you can focus on your passion.


A green, inclusive campus


Over 20,000 students from over 150 countries – and a fair few geese, squirrels and rabbits – all call our gorgeous parkland campus their home. We’re one of only a handful of UK universities to use a college system, an extra layer of family spirit offering more intimate events and networks. Adding in hundreds of sports, societies and other student groups, you’ll have every possible chance to find your people, and to make your university experience your own.


A historic, practical city


York is regularly voted among the best and safest places to live in the UK – and for good reason. A mix of rich culture and modern innovation, it’s famed for its community feel and festivals throughout the year. To top it off, the city is surrounded by national parks and tourist hotspots, and has excellent transport links to the rest of the country.


Support at every stage


Equal-access schemes and scholarships open the University up to as many people as possible. Staff and student networks to help your physical and mental wellbeing through the highs and lows of studying. Award-winning careers teams and alumni communities to help make the most of your passions. Wherever you are in your university journey, we’re here to make help happen.


Get to know us


We’d love to know you more.


  • Meet us at events or on tours: york.ac.uk/study/visit
  • Get updates on all things York: york.ac.uk/study/updates

Available programs

York’s undergraduate courses are designed and delivered by academics at the forefront of their fields, all of them passionate about their subject and its place in the world. You’ll benefit from their research rooted in current affairs, module choices to help you focus on topics that interest you most, and the support of tutors and academic supervisors to grow into your future career.


  • See our full list of undergraduate courses: york.ac.uk/ug-courses

BA (Hons) English

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BA (Hons) History

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BA (Hons) Music

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MBBS Medicine

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LLB (Hons) Law

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The University of York is a high-performing Russell Group university and one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. Our focus on teaching and research excellence has resulted in consistently high rankings in the UK and a first-class reputation across the globe.

We are ranked in the world top 100 for Arts and Humanities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

York was ranked joint 10th of UK universities for research quality based on the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)*. Four of the University’s academic departments were ranked in the top five for their subject while a further eight Departments were in the top 10*.

We were shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards: Times Higher Education Awards 2021, and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

We hold 23 Athena Swan awards for our commitment to gender equality, including three Gold awards for our Biology, Chemistry and Psychology departments.

We believe passionately in delivering research-led teaching to help students develop skills needed for success in a competitive global workplace.

*Times Higher Education 2021 - excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment

Analytic Theology

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MA History of Art

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MA History of Art

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MA Linguistics

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MA Modern History

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MA Modern History

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MA Museum Studies

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MA Musicology

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MA Philosophy

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MA Philosophy

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MA Public History

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MA Public History

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MA Queer Studies

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MA Theatre-Making

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MA Theatre-Making

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MSc Linguistics

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Bioinformatics

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MPH Public Health

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MPH Public Health

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MSc Data Science

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MSc Fusion Energy

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MSc Fusion Energy

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LLM Art Law

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LLM Law

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LLM Law

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MA Education

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MA Social Work

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MRes Social Work

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MSc Economics

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University information

General

6.5+
2.8+
580+
87+

Bachelor

1200+
85+
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5,726
43%
57%
2,186
66%
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Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

University of York is one of the top public universities in York, United Kingdom. It is ranked #167 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #110
  • 2014
    #=114
  • 2015
    #120
  • 2016
    #103
  • 2017
    #127
  • 2018
    #=135
  • 2019
    #134
  • 2020
    #148
  • 2021
    #150
  • 2022
    #=151
  • 2023
    #162
  • 2024
    #167

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