Though plans for a university in York first appeared as early as 1617, it would be over three centuries before they came to fruition. In 1960, permission was finally granted for the University of York to be built, marking the beginning of our journey.
You'll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. You’ll grapple with big ideas and be encouraged to think differently by academics whose research is changing the world. You’ll benefit from outstanding teaching and learning outcomes, demonstrated by our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.
A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to enhancing our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.
We are keen to work with external partners to develop mutually-beneficial relationships. Projects can vary from short-term consultancy to long-term staff exchange partnerships; contract research to joint applications for government research funding.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Moving to another country can be a daunting prospect, but with all of our accommodation located on or very near to our compact and safe campus, you’ll soon feel at home in York.
The University offer a range of self-catered and catered accommodation options with ensuite and shared bathrooms available.
You can visit the Libraries to borrow and return items, or use the printers, without a booking. To study in the Library you do need to reserve a study space, and all the information on how to do this is below.
Healthcare is provided by your doctor, the NHS urgent care centre at York District Hospital and various chemists, dentists and opticians in York.
Major improvements of the existing Heslington campus include the refurbishment of the JB Morrell Library and the construction of the Berrick Saul and Centre for Immunology and Infection buildings.Campus East is the name of the University's expansion. The site is consists of 117 hectares of land close to the current campus on the outskirts of York. The development of the site will include academic buildings, college accommodation, sporting facilities and community facilities.
University of York is one of only a few universities in the UK to have an independent student-led organisation specifically for postgraduates. When you arrive at York as a postgraduate you will automatically become a member.The GSA is led by a team of elected officers who are all York students or recent graduates. They're here to help you make the most of your time at York.
PBL is great. The facilities are amazing. Most teachers are pretty good. Only thing that could be better is the university response to pandemics and strikes which have been a constant issue.
The professors are knowledgeable and always have time for any queries. There is a wealth of extracurricular opportunities and they help to relieve stress and focus attention on the degree.
Despite the courses and modules being some of the most interesting and engaging I've ever taken at university, the assessments were an incredible strain on my physical and mental wellbeing. Rather than having the holiday to complete them, four assessments were due at the end of each term, which in words could be between 8,000-10,000, before the modules had even finished....
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