Global reputation and research excellence

  • The University of York is a prestigious Russell Group university with a global reputation for inspirational, life-changing research.
  • We are ranked with a Gold teaching standard, which is the highest award offered by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • We hold 19 departmental Athena SWAN awards for our commitment to gender equality, including three Gold awards for our Biology, Chemistry and Psychology departments.
  • We are ranked in the world top 50 for Arts and Humanities and the top 100 for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
  • York was ranked 10th for research impact, based on the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)*.

*Times Higher Education 2014 – excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment

Our campus

  •  Our beautiful campus is located just outside York city centre, offering world-class teaching and learning spaces and an excellent environment to live and learn.
  •  The University is located in the historic city of York, which is regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK and was ranked as the Best Place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2018.
  • It is also ranked as the safest city-based university in England and Wales in The Complete University Guide 2020.
  • York is a great base from which students can explore the UK. Great rail and transport networks mean that other major cities including Leeds, Manchester and London are just a short train ride away.


  • As a campus-based university, students get the best of both worlds with the cultural offerings of a thriving city plus an exciting student community on campus.
  • The University of York is one of only a few UK universities to have a college system. Postgraduate students can become members of the postgraduate-only Wentworth College, a hub for postgraduate activity.
  • The Graduate Student Association (GSA) even runs a Find a Housemate Facebook group that can assist in organising accommodation options.

Study at York








Your career

  • Postgraduate taught students have access to our employer and recruiter networks and development and training opportunities.
  • York has links with top academic institutions and employers all over the world, so there are also study abroad and international internship opportunities that allow students to enrich their career prospects, by building global perspectives.


  • There are over 200 student societies to get involved in and over 65 sports clubs.
  • Students will feel at home in our inclusive campus with a diverse international community of almost 19,000 students from over 150 countries.
  • York has a sports centre and a Sports Village featuring a range of facilities.
  • Our campus is packed with places to eat and drink, plus there are various places to buy your essentials.
  • The city of York is full of culture and renowned for its rich history and heritage.

Graduate life


  • Choosing where to study for your postgraduate degree is a big decision. To help you decide whether York is for you, why not come and meet us at our postgrad events?
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Fees & funding 


Contact details:

University of York
YO10 5DD
+44 (0) 1904 324 000
Email: [email protected]

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