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Archaeology at York ranked 8th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

Posted on 15 June 2022

Archaeology at York is ranked as 8th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

Archaeology at York ranked 8th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

York's Department of Archaeology is the 8th strongest department in the UK, according to the latest Complete University Guide ranking (2023).

We have always been proud of the teaching and learning environment we foster at York, and of the community of staff and students that contribute to this. 

Our expertise includes human evolution and prehistory, digital archaeology, heritage archaeology, bioarchaeology, and experimental archaeology. The city of York provides us with a rich cultural base for our learning, with historical buildings and significant remains from the Roman, Viking, and Medieval periods throughout the city.

We are delighted to have the quality of our teaching and learning endorsed in this way.

York’s overall position

York as a whole was ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the UK. A further eight departments offer subjects ranked in the Top 10 in the UK, including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Theatre, Film, Television, and Interactive Media (TFTI), English and Related Literature, Language and Linguistic Science, History, and Social Work.

Find out more about York’s excellent CUG results.

About the Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide (CUG) is an annual league table which ranks 150 universities throughout the UK. The main league table is based on criteria including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. This prestigious league table is aimed at guiding prestigious students in their higher education decision making. The CUG has been running for 25 years and its website attracts 10 million visitors a year.