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History at York ranked 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide

Posted on 15 June 2022

History at York is ranked as 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.

York's Department of History is the 10th strongest department in the UK, according to the latest Complete University Guide ranking (2023).

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

Our expertise is global, taking in nearly two thousand years of history, from the fall of Rome to the present day. 

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), English and Related Literature, Language and Linguistic Science, and Social Work.

Find out more about York’s excellent CUG results.

Quote from Professor Laura Stewart, Head of Department

"This result is a reflection of the innovative yet supportive small-group teaching that’s at the heart of the York experience. Whatever period and part of the world you are interested in - from the medieval world to modern times, across all inhabited continents - you will find something to inspire you in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. York is also one of England’s most beautiful historic cities: to walk through the streets of York is to walk through time. If you love history, you will love York!"

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.