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League tables perfomance

We are one of the top Biological Sciences departments in the UK. See below for the latest league rankings and other assessments.

York Biosciences maintains its Top Ten position in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2020

Biological Sciences at York has ranked 6th in the UK for Biological Sciences in the Times Good University Guide 2020.

The Department of Biology achieved 99% "Overall Satisfaction" for Biology and 96% Microbiology and cell science in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).

The Department placed first among surveyed Russell Group universities for 'overall satisfaction' in Biology. We were also first in the Russell Group for 'Teaching on my Course' (Biology and Genetics), 'Academic Support' and ‘Student Voice' (Biology), 'Organisation and Management' (Genetics; Microbiology and Cell Science) and 'Learning Community' (Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry). We achieved over 90% satisfaction in five of the assessed areas:

  • Teaching on my course - Biology (95%); Genetics (95%); Microbiology and cell science (92%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (97%)
  • Learning opportunities - Biology (91%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (93%)
  • Organisation and Management - Genetics (93%); Microbiology and cell science (93%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (90%)
  • Learning Resources -  Biology (92%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (94%)
  • Overall Satisfaction - Biology (99%); Genetics (95%); Microbiology and cell science (96%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (95%)

Member of the prestigious Russell Group

The University of York is a member of the prestigious Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.