Studying in York provides you with the opportunity to receive an excellent education while experiencing a uniquely beautiful and historic city. You will come away from your time in York with broadened horizons and excellent prospects for future employment.
University of York
A member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK universities, the University of York maintains very high standards and attracts many respected academics. Established in 1963, it now has more than 30 departments that cover a broad range of subjects and in addition to teaching, works with institutions around the world, developing technologies and making discoveries to address many important global challenges.
As a collegiate university, the University of York is comprised of 10 colleges. The two most recent are Constantine College, founded in 2014 and named for Roman emperor Constantine I, and Anne Lister College, founded in 2021. An eleventh college is currently under construction.
As a comparatively new university, it has been named one of the best “young universities” in the world and first in the UK. It has a global reputation for academic teaching standards.
The university hosts several interdisciplinary research centres. These include the Centre for Modern Studies, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Institute for Effective Education, and more.
York St John University
York St John University was originally established as the York Diocesan College in 1841 and achieved university status in 2006. By 2019, it had approximately 7,000 students enrolled across 100-degree courses at the undergraduate level, including biochemistry, biomedical science, occupational therapy, business management, music production, theatre, and many more.
The university is known for its academic excellence and its devotion to putting students at the heart of everything they do, having invested more than £100 million in their campus over the last decade to ensure their facilities are meeting the needs of students. This includes a new Creative Centre with 3 floors and a 210-seat theatre. New facilities were also built for creative and computing courses.