We’re 4th in the UK

Posted on 7 June 2019

Chemistry at York retains its place in the top five in the Guardian University Guide.

The Guardian University Guide 2020

This week we confirmed our place among the UK’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of Chemistry, being ranked 4th in the UK in the Guardian university league tables for 2020.

Published annually, the Guardian’s University Guide ranks 121 UK universities by undergraduate degree subjects according to satisfaction with course, teaching and feedback; student to staff ratio spend per student; entry tariff; career after six months of leaving the course; degree results compared to entry qualifications; and continuation of first year students.

The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the National Student Survey, published by HEFCE.

The Department prides itself on providing a high-quality experience for its students, and has a carefully designed degree programme that aims to develop highly skilled chemists. A large number of members of staff in the department have received awards for their teaching.

Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce, said: “We are delighted to be recognised among the top Chemistry departments in the country, which reflects the very hard work of our staff in delivering the best possible experience for our highly engaged and talented students.”

The Departments of Archaeology (7), English (8), History of Art (6), and Psychology (7) at York also rank in the UK top 10.