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Guardian University Guide 2021

Posted on 7 September 2020

The Department of Health Sciences is in the UK top 10.

This week the Department confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments for the subject of Nursing and Midwifery. The Department is ranked 6th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, following fantastic success in the National Student Survey 2020 and the Complete University Guide 2021.

Published annually, the Guardian University Guide is aimed specifically at students trying to choose a university course. It ranks UK universities by undergraduate degree subjects in metrics such as student satisfaction, continuation, spend per student and graduate outcomes. 

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

The Head of Department, Professor Karl Atkin, said: "We are delighted to be recognised among the very best departments in the country for nursing and midwifery. 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 Guardian 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, 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).