University profile

University of York

2023/24 edition

About 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
  • We are ranked in the world top 50 for Arts and Humanities and the top 150 for social sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023)
  • We are ranked joint 10th in the UK for the quality of our research in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). In addition, four of our academic departments were ranked in the top five for their subject while a further eight were in the top ten in terms of research impact*
  • We are joint 17th overall in The Complete University Guide (2024) with 13 subjects ranked in the top 10
  • We hold 22 Athena Swan awards for our commitment to gender equality, including three Gold awards for our Biology, Chemistry and Psychology departments.

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

Our campus


Study at York

Your career


  • We provide a range of opportunities for you to meet, collaborate and share ideas and interests. For example, the Humanities Research Centre is a thriving inspirational hub for interdisciplinary research and postgraduate life in the arts and humanities
  • There are more than 200 student societies to get involved in and over 65 sports clubs for hobbyists and sports enthusiasts of all abilities
  • We have a diverse international community of over 20,000 students from more than 150 countries
  • Our Sports Centre and Sports Village feature a range of modern sports facilities
  • Our campus is full of interesting places for shopping, eating and drinking. There is a range of cafes and supermarkets on campus, where you can eat, socialise, buy groceries or even university merchandise.

Graduate life

  • Our network of support services, such as the Student Hub, provide easy access to help and support
  • Our student union offers professional, confidential and specialist advice to all students, including postgraduates. They also run regular social and sporting events, a comprehensive postgraduate welcome week and a number of postgraduate networks
  • Find out more about life at York from our taught postgraduate and research student bloggers
  • Graduation is not the end though. It’s only the next step. As a York alum you are able to access benefits for life such as further support or events.

Fees and funding


Meet us

  • Thinking of studying at York? We have a number of opportunities to meet up either online or in person

Meet us

Contact details

+44 (0) 1904 324 000
+44 (0) 1904 32 3433
University of York
YO10 5DD
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