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Department of Chemistry retains position in the UK top five

Posted on 9 June 2020

In rankings released this week the Department continues to be among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Chemistry. The Department is ranked 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2021.

Published annually since 2007, the Complete University Guide ranks 130 UK universities, 14 Arts, Drama and Music colleges and conservatoires, and 70 subjects by quality measures important to students.

The Department's ranking is based on a range of measures including graduate prospects, student satisfaction and research quality. Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce, said "It is fantastic to see Chemistry at York retain its place in the top five: one of the very best places to study our subject in the UK. This is real recognition of the hard work and commitment of all staff across the department in providing a first-rate educational experience for our students and a reflection of the excellent students who we are very proud to graduate each year.”

In total, six departments at the University were ranked in the UK top ten: Archaeology (9th), Chemistry (5th), English (6th), History of Art (6th), Nursing (7th) and Social Work (6th).