York is a historic city in the north of England (around 175 miles north of London), giving its name to the surrounding region of Yorkshire. There are two universities in York, with around 20,000 resident students.
From the Roman period into the Middle Ages, York was one of the most important cities in England, serving as the capital of successive British kingdoms. It retains many monuments and heritage sites associated with this prestigious history, including parts of the original Roman fortress town of Eboracum, medieval gates and city walls and the York Minster: a Cathedral building dating its origins to the seventh and eighth centuries.
York is also famous in world history as the place at which the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great was proclaimed (a monument to him is located outside the Minster).
Studying a Masters in York will give you the opportunity to access some of the UK's best research and training facilities whilst living in an attractive city with a prestigious heritage. York features various famous shopping areas, including the Shambles, a historic cobbled area with many unique stores.
Entertainment facilities include various renowned theatres (including the York Theatre Royal, founded in 1744) and a popular local football team, York City FC. In addition to its own institutions and attractions, York is also well placed for students seeking to visit other nearby university cities, including Leeds and Sheffield.
The oldest university in York is the University of York, originally established in 1963. York is part of the UK's prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It is usually ranked in or around the top 15 universities in Britain and the top 100 internationally.
The city of York is also home to York St John University, originally a college of the University of Leeds before becoming an independent institution in 2006.