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Biology at York placed 7th in UK by Guardian University Guide 2023

Posted on 26 September 2022

York’s department of Biology placed 7th in the UK according to the latest release of the Guardian University Guide (2023).

This week our Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Biology. Our Department is ranked 7th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Published annually, the Guardian University Guide is aimed specifically at students choosing a university course. It ranks UK universities by undergraduate degree subjects in metrics such as student satisfaction, continuation, spend per student and graduate outcomes.

The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the National Student Survey.

Professor James Moir, Head of Department


“I’m delighted to see us doing so well in the Guardian University Guide. Our position reflects both the quality of the education we provide, and the work done with and for students to support them to become highly skilled graduates with great career prospects after the end of their programmes.”


York's overall position

In total, six subjects at the University were ranked in the UK top 10: Biology (7th), Film Production and Photography (5th), General Nursing (8th), History of Art (10th), Midwifery (4th) and Psychology (8th).