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Study at the University of York

The University of York is ranked in the top 100 in the world for Arts and Humanities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and was shortlisted for University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. All graduate Arts and Humanities students have access to the Humanities Research Centre. 

Read more about the University of York below. To get more details on whether York is a good fit for you, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our advisors will be in touch to help you decide if the University of York is your next dream school.

Why study at York

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities brings together internationally recognized research excellence, offering a stimulating and imaginative learning experience through its interdisciplinary approach to the Arts and Humanities. Choose from a broad range of courses from Archaeology and History to Interactive Media and Linguistics. Masters programs are just one year long and are typically cheaper than many American universities.

Arts and Humanities students have access to the Humanities Research Centre (HRC), a purpose built, cross disciplinary space dedicated to graduate students. This bespoke building houses study facilities, breakout rooms and social spaces, helping to create a strong sense of community amongst the faculty's masters and PhD students from over 140 countries.

Student life

The university is based on a 500-acre parkland campus and is one of a handful of UK universities with a college system. The colleges create a strong sense of community, provide a support network for students and organize a range of social and sporting events for you to get involved in. Wentworth College, located on Campus West, is a purely postgraduate college and is a hub for postgraduate activity. Here, you’ll find accommodation with private bedrooms specifically for postgraduate students, a common room complete with table tennis and darts board, and designated study spaces. 

The University of York is one of only a few universities in the UK to have a student-led organization specifically for postgraduate students. Their Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) organizes a welcome week as well as both on and off campus events throughout the year. They also offer ‘sport for all’ sessions, professional networking events and a specialist postgraduate advice service. 

Living in York

The campus is a short walk from the beautiful, historic city of York. Here, you’ll find medieval streets lined with contemporary cafes and independent stores as well as our city centre premises, King’s Manor. This historic building, near to the iconic York Minster, is home to the Department of Archaeology, Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and Centre for Medieval Studies. 

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