History at York placed top 100 in the world

News | Posted on Friday 12 April 2024

History at York placed top 100 in the world according to the latest release of the QS World University Rankings by subject (2024).

This week, York’s Department of History reconfirmed its place among the world’s most highly regarded departments for the subject of history. This subject was ranked top 100 in the world by QS World University Rankings (2024), retaining its top-100 position globally. The department sits in our Arts and Humanities faculty, which was ranked 79th in the world.

Published annually, QS World University Rankings assess over 50 subjects, at over 1,400 universities, on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. 

Professor Laura Stewart, Head of the Department of History, said “History’s high ranking nationally and internationally is testament to the dedication of all our staff. We bring cutting-edge research into the classroom in creative ways while supporting students towards achieving their own ambitions. York is a wonderful choice for anyone who loves history!”.

York's overall position

In total, three subjects at the University of York were ranked in the top 50 globally: 

  • Archaeology (26th= globally)
  • English Language and Literature (34th globally)
  • Social Policy and Administration (39th globally)

Four more were ranked in the top 100 in the world: 

  • History (top 100 globally)
  • Performing Arts (top 100 globally)
  • Linguistics (81st= globally)
  • Education (60th= globally)

In the broad subject of Arts and Humanities, we were ranked 79th= globally.