Department Name Department of History
Institution Name University of York

Departmental Information

Department Profile One of the foremost centres of historical research and practice in the UK, the University of York’s Department of History has thirty-five faculty members and nearly eight hundred undergraduate and graduate students, both from the UK and internationally. RAE 2008 has placed the University of York among the top 10 research universities in the UK. The History department, with all academic staff entered, had over a quarter of our research rated as ‘world leading’ and over half as ‘internationally excellent’ or better. We combine exciting and original research with a tradition of stimulating and innovative teaching, and work closely with a network of internationally renowned research centres and institutes. This makes the department, which is 7th in The Times subject rankings for 2010, an excellent place to study history.
Faculty Teaching Staff Peter Biller; Colin Divall; Mark Jenner; Sethina Watson; David Wootton;
Areas of Expertise Social History of Medicine; history of transport and mobility, with an emphasis on the twentieth century; the social history of engineering and technology; the social history of medicine and the history of the body; early English hospitals; history of medicine;
Special Resources Borthwick Institute for Archives; York Minster Library; The library, archives and object collections of the National Railway Museum; The library and Archives of York Medical Society recently placed on long loan in the University Library and the Borthwick Institute for Archives

Course & Degrees

Undergraduate Courses BA in History and Philosophy
Undergraduate Units Options within the History degree.Taught
Postgraduate Courses MA in Railway Studies, plus options within various MA programmes of the department, and within the interdisciplinary MA in Medieval Studies: Medicine in Western Culture and Society c.1100-c.1340; MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies: Physical and political health;
Research Degrees PhD; MPhil; MAs by Research

Contact Details

Contact Name Dr M S R Jenner
Postal Address Department of History, University of York,Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
Phone +44 (0)1904 432981
Fax +44 (0)1904 432986
Email [email protected]