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Biology at York ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

Posted on 15 June 2022

Biology at York is ranked as 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

York's Department of Biology is the 6th 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 spans the biological sciences, covering a wide breadth - from ecology to biomedicine.

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 Archaeology, Chemistry, Theatre, Film, Television, and Interactive Media (TFTI), English and Related Literature, Language and Linguistic Science, and History.

Find out more about York’s excellent CUG results.

Quote from Professor James Moir, Head of Department

“I’m delighted by this result, that should be seen as recognition of the innovation, commitment and enthusiasm of our staff, and the wonderful students we educate.”

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.