The University of York is a high-performing Russell Group university with a global reputation for inspirational and life-changing research. 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. Students can rest assured in the knowledge that student-friendly York is a safe city with the lowest recorded crime rates in England and Wales in the areas where students live during the academic year (The Complete University Guide 2020). The city also has much to offer students in the way of cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues.
The university offers over 250 undergraduate degrees as well as postgraduate taught and research degrees across sciences, arts and humanities, and social sciences. York offers a portfolio of postgraduate online and distance learning courses. Free, short online courses, known as MOOCS, are also available. The university's International Pathway College provides foundation pathways and pre-sessional language courses for international students to certain undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Progression to these courses is guaranteed for students who complete their pathway course.
York is consistently ranked as one of the top UK universities. It was 16th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide Rankings 2021 and 16th in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. The university has been ranked in the top 20 of the most targeted universities by the top 100 graduate employers according to the latest High Fliers report (The Graduate Market in 2021). As a campus-based university, students can explore the cultural offerings of a thriving city whilst being part of an exciting and diverse student community. The campus is an inclusive environment with excellent student support and an international community of more than 20,000 students from over 150 countries.