Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions. There are now over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to over 17,000.
A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.
Join us and you’ll work with renowned academics at the forefront of their fields. At York you’ll be part of our vibrant postgraduate community of creative and critical thinkers. Thanks to our outstanding programmes and opportunities, you’ll leave York equipped with the essential skills needed for success in a competitive global workplace.
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