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Guardian University Guide 2021

Posted on 8 September 2020

Chemistry at York is ranked sixth, confirming its place as one of the top Chemistry departments in the UK.

This week the Department maintained its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Chemistry. The Department is ranked 6th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide.

The league table, which ranks fifty-three UK Chemistry departments, highlighted the consistently excellent performance of Chemistry at York in various areas including satisfied with course, satisfied with teaching, and continuation. 

Published annually, the Guardian University Guide is aimed specifically at students  choosing a university course. It ranks UK universities by undergraduate degree subjects in a variety of metrics. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the National Student Survey.

Head of Department, Professor Duncan Bruce, said: “It is extremely pleasing once more to be recognised among the top Chemistry departments in the country. We are fortunate in having a wonderful community of talented and committed students for whom our staff work tirelessly to deliver a unique teaching and learning experience.”

In total, eight subjects at the University were ranked in the UK top 10: Archaeology and Forensic Science (9th), Biosciences (6th), Chemistry (6th), Film Production and Photography (5th), History of Art (4th), Nursing and Midwifery (6th), Physics (9th) and Psychology (9th).