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7th in the UK

Posted on 9 June 2020

Department of Health Sciences moves into the Complete University Guide UK top 10.

This week the Department of Health Sciences confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for nursing. The Department is ranked 7th 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. The Head of Department, Professor Karl Atkin, said: "We are delighted to be recognised among the very best nursing departments in the country. This is welcome news to our staff and students who work hard to continually improve nursing and midwifery education at York.”

Professor Paul Galdas, Head of Nursing and Midwifery, added: "It's fantastic news that the quality of our nursing education has been recognised in the CUG league table this year. The ranking reflects the hard work of our team of passionate academics and our regional NHS and healthcare provider partners, who work in close partnership to support our students to become highly valued practitioners who make a real difference to people's lives." 

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