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Top 5 in the Times 2022

Posted on 20 September 2021

Department of English and Related Literature maintains its place in the UK top 5.

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of English. The Department is ranked 5th in the UK in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Published annually, the Times University Guide ranks 131 UK universities by undergraduate degree subjects according to teaching quality; student experience; research quality; entry standards; graduate prospects; Firsts and 2:1 degrees; completion rates; student-staff ratio; and spend on academic services and student facilities.

The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the National Student Survey and the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Head of Department, Professor Helen Smith, said: "We are delighted that York has once again been confirmed as one of the UK's top universities for the study of English Literature, as well as being shortlisted for THE University of the Year. The Department is going from strength to strength in the face of extraordinary challenges, and we couldn't be more proud of the extraordinary work done by our staff and students."

In total, six subjects at the University were ranked in the UK top 10; Archaeology and Forensic Studies (4th), Biological Sciences (10th), English (5th), History (9th), Nursing, including Midwifery (7th) and Psychology (9th).