The College was officially opened on 23 November 2003 by then-Chancellor Dame Janet Baker.Halifax College is already the largest college at York, with over 2,700 members and 970 residents. Attracting international and UK undergraduates, postgraduates, and students with families, Halifax is one of the most diverse colleges in the University.
Halifax College is Located in a beautiful rural setting with easy access to the East and West Campuses, Halifax College is a lively student village with a strong commitment to promoting innovation and leadership skills amongst its members.
There are now over 30 academic departments and research centers and the student body has expanded to nearly 16,000.
Department offered by Halifax College, Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Scienc, Economics and Related Studies, Education • Electronic Engineering, Eighteenth Century Studies, English and Related Literature, Environment, Health Economics, Health Sciences, History, History of Art, Human Rights (Applied), Language and Linguistic Science, Law, Management, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Politics, Economics and Philosophy (inc. PPE), Post-war Reconstruction and Development, Psychology Railway Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Social Policy and Social Work, Social and Political Science, Sociology, Theatre, Film and Television, Womens Studies, Medicine, Centre for Medieval Studies, Modern Studies
Halifax College has been awarded as 2015: Best Development and Alumni Relations team, 2012: Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers, 2011: Outstanding Engineering Research Team, member of the Widening Participation Initiative of the Year partnership, 2010: University of the Year, 2009: Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development.
Halifax college international Rankings 129th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 31st in the world for arts and humanities, 79th in the world for life sciences, 77th in the world for social sciences, 28th in the worlds most international universities (2017), 10th in the UK for Research Council income (2014/15).