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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.

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

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.


York Biosciences maintains its Top Ten position in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2022

York has ranked 6th in the UK for Biological Sciences in the Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Biology at York ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022

Our department has been ranked 6th in the UK for biology by the Complete University Guide, whose website attracts 10 million visitors a year.

Biology at York placed first out of the Russell Group universities included in the 2022 National Student Survey (NSS) for 'Overall Satisfaction' for the subjects of Biology, Biosciences and Genetics

We also placed highly within the Russell Group in seven of the assessed areas:

  • Teaching on my course
  • Learning opportunities
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Academic support
  • Organisation and Management
  • Learning Resources
  • Learning Community 
  • Student Voice 
  • Overall Satisfaction

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.