About the University

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.

Academic excellence

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.

There are now over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to over 18,000.

The University Strategy

In 2014, in consultation with all staff and students, Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts led the development of a new University Strategy. This strategy will guide and inform our activities until 2020.

Key objectives

  1. To be a world leader in research
  2. To offer outstanding teaching and learning
  3. To offer all our students an outstanding and valuable experience

Supporting objectives

  1. To be sufficiently large to be excellent, resilient and financially sustainable
  2. To be organised in the most efficient and effective way
  3. To work effectively with other organisations and stakeholders

Awards and achievements

The University of York is one of the success stories in UK higher education. Since our foundation in 1963, we have powered our way to a consistently high ranking in the UK and are one of just six post-war universities to have appeared in the world top 100.

The campus and the city

Located within walking distance of York city centre, our safe and attractive Heslington campus is home to our nine colleges and most of our departments. We also have several departments located in the city centre at the historic King's Manor.

In recent years, our £500m campus expansion has seen the opening of seven new buildings, increasing our capacity for student numbers and providing more world-class facilities for the 21st century. Sustainability plays a key role in this ambitious development.

How the University is run

When describing how the University is run, it is important to understand there is a difference between how it is governed and how it is managed.

Governance

All universities have a governing body that is responsible for overseeing their activities, determining their future direction and monitoring progress against strategic ambitions. The University's governing body is the Council.

Council is also responsible for ensuring we remain financially sustainable and that we meet our legal obligations. It takes the final decision on matters which have a significant impact on the University

Management

While Council takes on a monitoring and oversight role as the governing body, it delegates the operational running of the University to the Acting Vice-Chancellor and President.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor and President undertake his responsibilities with the support of his senior colleagues who meet twice a month as the University Executive Board.

Programmes taught in:
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BA

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We’ll equip you to be a holistic, resourceful, innovative and reflective practitioner of management, able to independently identify and develop your own specialisms. You’ ... [+]

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In a dynamic and interconnected global economy, the role of management has never been more important.

We’ll equip you to be a holistic, resourceful, innovative and reflective practitioner of management, able to independently identify and develop your own specialisms. You’ll be numerically and digitally literate, robust and ethically sound, sensitive to diversity and fully adaptable: a decision-maker able to cope with the demands of the 21st-century workplace.

This broad-based degree will introduce you to cutting edge management theory and practice, with a wide range of specialised modules to choose from. With a more flexible structure than the equivalent BSc, you can tailor your course to fit your interests closely.... [-]

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BSc

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Develop specialist accounting and finance skills, and learn to apply them in an organisational context. ... [+]

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Accounting is the language of business. It gives managers, investors and governments the information they need to make financially-sound decisions.

In the increasingly complex modern business environment, there is a high demand for skilled professionals who can work flexibly in teams across business boundaries. You’ll need strategic focus and the ability to influence decision making and apply judgement responsibly.

This course places accounting and finance skills in a broader business context. You’ll gain the technical skills and problem-solving abilities you might expect from an accounting and finance programme but will have also have the opportunity to develop strong communication skills, broad commercial awareness and a critical approach to business problems.... [-]

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Successful actuaries use mathematical skill and business acumen to solve financial problems related to risk and uncertainty.

This degree combines the expertise of the York Management School and the Department of Mathematics, giving you access to world-class academics at the cutting edge of research in their fields.

You'll sharpen your mathematical skills and statistical reasoning, using advanced calculus, algebra, probability and statistics. In parallel you'll study economics, finance and accounting, developing your understanding of the wider context of actuarial work.

On successfully completing this course, you will be a multi-faceted and highly employable graduate with the financial and business skills required to qualify as a professional actuary.... [-]

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In an increasingly cutthroat global economy, we aim to create reflectively, socially and ethically aware specialists in operations management. ... [+]

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In an increasingly cutthroat global economy, we aim to create reflectively, socially and ethically aware specialists in operations management.

You’ll learn to identify problems, gather relevant information and analyse your data to make decisions and take action.

More mathematically rigorous than the equivalent BA, the BSc in Business and Management is a well-balanced degree that will prepare you to make complex business decisions in a volatile global marketplace.

Course content

Our business and management, accounting and finance degrees share some common elements in Year 1 to introduce you to the core concepts underpinning these key disciplines.

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Develop your mathematical and statistical skills and prepare for a career in quantitative business analysis. Gain an in-depth knowledge of the context in which business a ... [+]

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Develop your mathematical and statistical skills and prepare for a career in quantitative business analysis.

You'll learn to use sophisticated tools from a broad range of mathematical disciplines, such as calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics, to sharpen your mathematical and statistical reasoning. Alongside this, you'll develop an in-depth knowledge of the context in which business analysts, quantitative finance officers ('quants') and operations managers work.

You'll expand your knowledge of theoretical concepts, with a particular focus on finance and operations, and apply the techniques you learn to practical business problems.

This course is taught in collaboration by the Department of Mathematics and the York Management School.... [-]

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Discover how businesses communicate to generate, anticipate and satisfy demand ... [+]

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In order to succeed, marketers have to respond to the ever-evolving needs of their customers and stakeholders, and the dynamics of the marketplace.

This course has been developed by academic and industry experts to provide you with a thorough understanding of marketing theories, interdisciplinary techniques and strategies relevant for a successful career in marketing, in the UK and worldwide. You’ll develop core skills, experience and knowledge of key marketing areas, including digital literacy and ethical practice.

Our strong links with companies give you access to expert guest speakers and opportunities to take part in real-world consulting projects. Due to the course’s advanced content, the BSc in Marketing is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, conferring Graduate Gateway status.... [-]

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