Biological Sciences at York ranks 7th in the Complete University Guide 2025

News | Posted on Thursday 16 May 2024

Biological Sciences at York is ranked 7th in the UK according to the latest release of the Complete University Guide league tables (2025).

This week, we maintained our place among the UK’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of Biological Sciences. The Department of Biology ranked 7th in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2025.

Head of Department, Professor James Moir said, "It's terrific to be recognised again as one of the top institutions for biological sciences in the UK by the Complete University Guide. We strive to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum, to prepare students for successful futures after they graduate, and to deliver outstanding and impactful research output. I'm grateful for the creativity and commitment of so many staff and students, which makes Biology at York such a great place to be."

York’s overall position

The University of York ranked joint 17th overall in the Complete University Guide 2025. The guide ranks 130 institutions across the UK.

In total, 14 subjects at York were ranked in the UK top 10:

  • Archaeology (7th)
  • Biological Sciences (7th)
  • Chemistry (7th)
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics (3rd)
  • English (8th)
  • French (4th)
  • History (9th)
  • History of Art, Architecture and Design (6th)
  • Iberian Languages (Spanish) (6th)
  • Linguistics (10th)
  • Marketing (6th)
  • Philosophy (10th)
  • Psychology (9th)
  • Social Work (3rd)

A further 10 subjects appeared in the UK top 20.

About the Complete University Guide

Published annually, The Complete University Guide league tables rank the best universities in the UK. It covers 74 separate subject areas, as well as an overall institutional ranking. 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.