The University of York is a world-leading Russell Group university with a global reputation for inspirational and life-changing research. The prestigious Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the highest academic standards in both teaching and 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.
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, which offer an interactive higher education experience. Its International Pathway College provides a route 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 highly ranked as one of the top UK universities. It was 20th in the Guardian University Guide Rankings for 2020 and 22nd in The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2019.
As a campus-based university students can explore the cultural offerings of a thriving city whilst being part of an exciting student community on a diverse campus. The campus is an inclusive environment with an international community of more than 18,000 students from over 140 countries.
York is one of only a few UK universities to have a college system. The colleges are more than just on-campus accommodation. They provide students with a support network and a variety of events and activities to enjoy from the moment students arrive.
York is a great base from which students can explore the stunning scenery of Yorkshire and further afield. Great rail and transport networks also mean that other major cities including Leeds, Manchester and London are just a short train ride away.