Archaeology at York placed =26th in the world

News | Posted on Tuesday 23 April 2024

Archaeology at York placed =26th in the world and among the top 5 UK institutions in the latest release of the QS World University Rankings by subject (2024).

This week, York’s Department of Archaeology reconfirmed its place among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of Archaeology. This subject was ranked among the top 5 UK institutions, and =26th in the world by QS World University Rankings (2024), retaining its top-50 position globally. The department sits in our Arts and Humanities faculty, which was ranked 79th in the world.

Published annually, QS World University Rankings assess over 50 subjects, at over 1,400 universities, on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. 

Professor Nicky Milner, Head of the Department of Archaeology “I am absolutely delighted that Archaeology has been ranked so highly. It reflects the passion of our staff to teaching and learning and is what makes Archaeology at York a wonderful environment for learning.”

York's overall position

In total, three subjects at the University of York were ranked in the top 50 globally: 

  • Archaeology (26th= globally)
  • English Language and Literature (34th globally)
  • Social Policy and Administration (39th globally)

Four more were ranked in the top 100 in the world: 

  • History (Top 100 globally)
  • Performing Arts (Top 100 globally)
  • Linguistics (81st= globally)
  • Education (60th= globally)

In the broad subject of Arts and Humanities we were ranked 79th= globally.