8th in the UK: Complete University Guide 2024

News | Posted on Thursday 8 June 2023

Biology at York ranked 8th in the UK according to the latest release of the Complete University Guide league tables (2024).

Biology ranked 8th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024.

This week, we confirmed our place among the UK’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of Biological Sciences. The Department of Biology ranked 8th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2024.

Published annually, The Complete University Guide league tables rank the best universities in the UK, overall and within 74 subject areas. Overall, universities and subjects are ranked on entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects, completion rates, student-staff ratio and spend on academic services and facilities.

The rankings are based on public domain data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the National Student Survey and the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Head of Department, Professor James W. B. Moir said, "It’s great to see that the Guide has again identified us amongst the top Departments in the UK for Biological Sciences. Our core aim is to deliver excellent bioscience education, and it’s re-assuring to have this recognised by the Complete University Guide. Our consistency in being top 10 ranked for several years now is down to the creativity, collaborative ethos and hard work of our talented staff and students - thank you all!"

York’s overall position

Out of 130 UK universities, the University of York ranked joint 17th overall in The Complete University Guide 2024.

In total, thirteen subjects at the University of York were ranked in the UK top 10; Archaeology (8th), Biological Sciences (8th), Chemistry (7th), Drama, Dance and Cinematics (joint 1st) English (7th), French (4th), History (9th), History of Art, Architecture and Design (6th), Iberian Languages - Spanish (4th), Linguistics (8th), Nursing (8th), Social Policy (9th) and Social Work (3rd).