University of York

Overview

The University of York was established in 1963, on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all. In only 50 years, the university has become one of the top 10 universities in the UK for research excellence and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The University of York was ranked 9th in the UK in the most recent The Complete University Guide 2017.

The University guarantees accommodation to all international students on our beautiful parkland campus and is one of the very few UK universities to have a collegiate system, which offers students the opportunity to take part in social and sport activities at college level, making the integration process a lot easier.

One in 5 students at the University of York is an international student. York's reputation for academic excellence and small group teaching means that the university can provide a challenging and rewarding study environment for students from all over the world. The University of York is also known for approachable professors and helpful staff.

Famous alumni of the University of York include the 21st President of Portugal (Anibal Cavaco Silva), the 39th Prime Minister of South Korea (Han Seung-Soo), the NATO spokesman Mark Laity and the BBC Radio 1 Presenter Philip Lester.

Of 16,000 York students nearly 3,000 are from outside of the UK and they represent over 170 countries. At York you’ll be sure to have an international educational experience! There are currently 25 students from Russia studying at University of York.

  • Institution ranking
    17
  • Year established
    1963
  • Location
    Yorkshire and Humberside
  • Registered students
    16000
  • Students from Russia
    25
  • Students satisfaction
    89%

Academic specialism

The University of York is one of the success stories in UK higher education. Since University's foundation in 1963, York has powered its way to a consistently high ranking in the UK and is one of just six post-war universities to have appeared in the world top 100.

Many of University of York departments are ranked among the best 10 in the UK (Computer Science, Electronics, Psychology, English and Biology being just a few examples).

Among key academic strength of the University of York are the following:

  • Arts and humanities subjects are ranked 25th in the world in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • York is ranked 55th in the world for Life Sciences, according to the 2015-2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It is also consistently ranked among the Top 6 places to study Biological Sciences in the UK.
  • York Law School is ranked 10th in The Guardian 2016 rankings.
  • Psychology Department at York is placed among the world’s top 100 psychology departments in the QS World University Rankings In the most recent nationwide assessment of research quality (REF 2014).
  • BSc Film and Television Production is ranked third in the sector in the Guardian 2017 league table, and first in England and Wales. 
  • Department of Archaeology is ranked in the top 5 in REF2014 and has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The department is situated in the King’s Manor, a medieval building in the centre of the historic city.
  • Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York is rated number 3 in the country for research quality and equal first for research impact.

University's strong links with industry ensure that students receive an all-round education, focused on both their academic development and their future career prospects.

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University of York
Heslington
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United Kingdom
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+44 (0)1904 430004
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Adina Timofei

International Officer at the University Of York

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Location

York is situated only 2 hours away from London and 1 and a half hours away from Manchester by train. The city benefits of some of the best train connections in the country, linking York to every corner of the UK.