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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 94% "Overall Satisfaction" for Biology in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS)

  • Teaching on my course - Genetics (91%); Microbiology and cell science (92%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (95%)
  • Learning opportunities - Genetics (92%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (92%)
  • Organisation and Management - Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (92%)
  • Learning Resources -  Biology (90%); Microbiology and cell science (92%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (93%)
  • Overall Satisfaction - Biology (94%); Molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry (98%)

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.