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English and Related Literature at York ranked 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

Posted on 15 June 2022

English and Related Literature at York is ranked as 6th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

York's Department of English and Related Literature has been ranked 6th in the UK, according to the latest Complete University Guide ranking (2023), moving up one place inside the UK’s top 10.

We have always been proud of the teaching and learning environment we foster at York, and of our community of staff and students that contribute. 

Our astonishing array of staff expertise includes literature from the classical and medieval periods up to the 21st century, as well as global literature. York has been an important political, cultural, religious and trading centre since Roman times, providing us with a vibrant social and cultural foundation for literary study.

We are delighted to have the quality of our teaching and learning endorsed in this way.

York’s overall position

York as a whole was ranked as one of the top 20 universities in the UK. A further eight departments are now ranked in the top 10 in the UK, including Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Theatre, Film, Television, and Interactive Media (TFTI), Language and Linguistic Science, History, and Social Work.

Find out more about York’s excellent CUG results.

Quote from Professor Helen Smith, Head of Department

"This is another great result for York English, coming on the back of our strong recent performance in the Research Excellence Framework. York is such a wonderful place to study and to live – and it’s great to see that endorsed by the Complete University Guide!"

About the Complete University Guide

The Complete University Guide (CUG) is an annual league table which ranks 150 universities throughout the UK. The main league table is based on criteria including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. This prestigious league table is aimed at guiding prestigious students in their higher education decision making. The CUG has been running for 25 years and its website attracts 10 million visitors a year.