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York joins the world's top 50 History departments

Posted on 18 September 2012

QS worldwide university league table moves the department into the top tier of History departments worldwide

The department has been delighted by the positive news in this year's QS world university rankings.

Recent years have seen a consistent improvement in the reputation of the Arts and Humanities at York. After entering the QS world university rankings top 100 in 2009, we climbed twenty-five places in 2010 and have continued to improve in subsequent years. This year, the Arts and Humanities was ranked at 63rd position overall.

Even more impressively, in the subject-specific rankings the History department has this year for the first time been named one of top fifty institutions in the world for the subject.

Coming on the heels of the Times Higher Education Supplement's designation of York as the number one UK institution under fifty years old, this is a great achievement. It is a huge endorsement of the efforts made by our students and faculty to build York's reputation as a world leading community of learning, and evidence of both the quality and international breadth of our historical expertise. Congratulations to all involved!