Global reputation and research excellence

  • The University of York is a prestigious Russell Group university with a global reputation for inspirational, life-changing research. It made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times Higher Education Awards 2021 and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
  • The University holds 23 departmental Athena SWAN awards for its commitment to gender equality, including three Gold awards for its Biology, Chemistry and Psychology departments.
  • York is ranked in the world top 100 for Arts and Humanities and the top 150 for Social Sciences Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
  • The institution ranked 10th for research impact, based on the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)*

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

Our campus

  • The University of York’s beautiful parkland campus is located just outside York city centre, offering world class teaching and learning spaces and an excellent environment to live and learn. Explore the stunning campus and city for yourself using the self-guided Visit UoY tour app
  • The University is located in the historic city of York, which is regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. It was named Best Place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2018 and was voted the most popular city according to YouGov in 2021 (Q3).
  • It is also ranked as the safest city-based university in England and Wales in The Complete University Guide 2020.
  • The campus is a great base from which students can explore the UK. Great rail and transport networks mean that other major cities including Leeds, Manchester and London are just a short train ride away.


  • As a campus-based university, students get the best of both worlds with the cultural offerings of a thriving city plus an exciting student community on campus.
  • The majority of our postgraduate accommodation is in Wentworth, our postgraduate-only college, however spaces can be limited. Many of our postgraduates choose to live in private accommodation and the university can support you with this.
  • The Graduate Student Association (GSA) also runs a Find a Housemate Facebook group that can assist in organising accommodation options.

Study at York

Your career

  • Postgraduate taught students have access to our employer and recruiter networks and development and training opportunities.
  • York has links with top academic institutions and employers all over the world, so there are also study abroad and international internship opportunities that allow students to enrich their career prospects, by building global perspectives.


  • Students will feel at home in the inclusive campus with a diverse international community of over 20,000 students from over 150 countries.
  • The University’s Students’ Union supports over 200 student societies to get involved in, and over 65 sports clubs for enthusiasts of all abilities.
  • York’s award-winning sports facilities are among the best in the region, and include an Olympic-standard velodrome, competition-standard pool and floodlit football pitches.
  • The campus is packed with places to eat and drink, plus there are various places to buy your essentials.
  • The city of York is full of culture and renowned for its rich history and heritage. Explore the beautiful city from the comfort of your own home using the University’s City Tour app and York City Guide

Graduate life

  • York’s network of  support services such as the Student Hub, provide easy access to help and support relating to mental health, childcare, finances and more.
  •  The Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) offers confidential, 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 what life at York is really like from the University’s postgraduate student bloggers and vlogs channel

Fees & funding 



Contact details:

University of York
YO10 5DD
+44 (0) 1904 324 000
Email: [email protected]

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