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Global reputation and research excellence

University of York

Global reputation and research excellence

  • The University of York is a prestigious Russell Group university with a global reputation for inspirational and life-changing research.
  • York is ranked in the world top 40 for Arts and Humanities and the top 100 for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020).
  • We were also ranked 10th for research impact, based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)*
  • Eight of the University's academic departments were ranked in the top five for their subject while 12 were in the top ten in terms of research impact*.

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

Our campus

  • Our beautiful, green, self-contained campus is located just outside York city centre and offers world-class teaching and learning spaces and an excellent environment to live and learn.
  • York is often named the best place to live and visit in the UK, and was ranked as the Best Place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2018
  • We are also ranked as the safest city-based university in England and Wales in the The Complete University Guide 2019.
Global reputation and research excellence

Graduate life

  • We offer an excellent range of accommodation on or close to campus.
  • The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) offers professional, confidential and specialist advice to all postgraduate students. They also run regular social and sporting events, the largest postgraduate welcome week in the UK and a number of postgraduate networks.

Hear from our taught postgraduate and research student bloggers

York Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

Have all your questions answered in one place at our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day.  

  • Chat online with our academic staff.
  • Watch talks on financing your studies and student life, or a 'taster' lecture.
  • Speak to our accommodation, admissions and student support teams.
  • Talk to current students and applicants in our Student Lounge.
Global reputation and research excellence

Masters Taster Days

Our on-campus Masters Taster Days are a great chance to find out about taught masters degrees, chat with current postgraduate student and learn more about the department or centre that you are interested in.


There are a range of postgraduate awards available. We offer scholarships supported through generous donations from Alumni as well as several departmental scholarships for postgraduate courses.

Get some helpful hints about fees, funding, and finance from our students.


Find out how to apply.

Contact details:

University of York


YO10 5DD


+44 (0) 1904 324 000

[email protected]
Global reputation and research excellence

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