University of York

The University of York is a research university, located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, it has expanded to over thirty departments and centres.

University of York



Sporting Achievements:

W. Rugby – 2019 BUCS Trophy Winners, 3rd in Northern region
W. Volleyball – Northern Conference Cup Winners
M. Volleyball – Northern Conference Cup Winners
W. Soccer – BUCS Trophy Quarter-Finals
British Rowing START Centre


Member of the Russell Group, the university holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.
Ranked 150th in the QS World University Rankings of 2021
Ranked 16th in the UK overall (Guardian University Guide, 2021)
Top 45 in the world for Arts and Humanities (Times higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)
University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards, 2010.

Originally founded by the Romans, York has been a significant settlement for much of England’s history. York Minster is one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe.

Large, green campus with many lakes, wetlands, parkland and wildlife.

King’s Manor in the centre of York city was built in 1943 to house Abbotts of the nearby St Mary’s Abbey. Today it is home to the university’s Archaeology and Medieval Studies departments.

  • On-Campus:

Brand new purposely built £1.1 million Olympic-sized outdoor velodrome; the only one in Yorkshire or the North East of England.

York Sports Village, Flood-lit Road Cycle Circuit, Athletics Stadium, Central Hall Auditorium, Peacock’s Hair Salon