History of University Of York
Established in 1963, the University of York is an acclaimed member of the Russell Group, tackling global issues through its teaching and research. Nurturing independent minds and a strong collective spirit York empowers people from all backgrounds to flourish.Since 1963, the institution's teaching and research excellence has resulted in high rankings and a first-class reputation globally. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, York ranked 24th in the UK and 19th overall in the Complete University Guide 2023. The University is also in the top 100 for Arts and Humanities and top 150 for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2022). It also ranked 10th out of 155 higher education institutions for research impact in 2022 (The Times Higher Education Research Excellence Framework, 2022).
York’s beautiful parkland campus is located just outside York city center. It offers world-class learning spaces, award-winning sports facilities and a relaxing environment to live and learn. York is a vibrant, student-friendly city in the North of England. It is celebrated for its rich cultural history and recognised for its safety. York is also a great base from which students can explore the UK with brilliant rail and transport networks to major cities like London and Manchester. The University of York is one of only a few universities in the UK to have a collegiate system. These small, distinct communities provide a home away from home for students. They also offer valuable support and organize events to help students create friends for life. A York degree is recognised and respected all over the world. The University’s distinctive approach to teaching and learning will challenge you to think independently and encourage you to grow and excel in a supportive environment. York regularly reviews its courses to meet industry needs and make the most of its academics’ expertise and research. The University offers around 250 undergraduate, 250 postgraduate taught and 100 postgraduate research programmes, including courses in Archaeology, Science, Computer Science, Law, Management, Medicine, Mathematics, Languages, Arts, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.