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Chemistry at York ranks 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Posted on 18 September 2023

The Department of Chemistry has placed 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 for the subject of Chemistry. The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities they provide to our students.

Our Deputy Head of Department said: “I'm delighted that the Department of Chemistry has been ranked 7th nationally in the new Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide rankings. This reflects the excellent quality of teaching and research achieved by our Department, which makes it an outstanding environment for students to pursue an undergraduate degree, with access to the very best research opportunities. We are proud to be a Department which strives for excellence in everything we do, alongside our long-standing commitment to equality and inclusion

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide uses data on entry standards, student-staff ratios, completion rates, first-class and 2:1 degrees, and graduate prospects. It combines these with measures of research quality, student satisfaction and social inclusion to award each university an overall score, broken down by subject.

York’s overall position

The University as a whole has risen two places to rank 15th overall.

In total, 14 subjects at York ranked in the UK top 10:

  • Department of Archaeology
    5th for Archaeology and Forensic Science
  • Department of Biology
    6th for Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
    7th for Chemistry
  • Department of English
    7th for English
  • Department of History
    8th for History
  • Department of History of Art
    6th for History of Art, Architecture and Design
  • Department of Language and Linguistic Science
  • 3rd for French
  • Joint 5th for Iberian Languages
  • Joint 3rd for Linguistics
  • Department of Philosophy
    9th for Philosophy
  • Department of Psychology
    7th for Psychology
  • School of Arts and Creative Technologies
    Joint 8th for Drama, Dance and Cinematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
    5th for Natural Sciences
  • Department of Sociology
    10th for Criminology

A further eight subjects ranked in the top 20.