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History at York placed 9th in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Posted on 20 September 2022

York’s department of History placed 9th in the UK according to the latest release of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023).

This week, York’s Department of History confirmed its place among the UK's most highly regarded departments. Our Department ranked 9th in the UK for History in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Published annually, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide ranks 132 UK universities by undergraduate degree subjects according to teaching quality; student experience; research quality; entry standards; graduate prospects; first-class and 2:1 degrees; completion rates; student-staff ratio; and spend on academic services and student facilities.

The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the National Student Survey and the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Professor Laura Stewart, Head of Department

"I’m delighted that we have again been confirmed as a Top Ten Department for the study of History. Our continuing commitment to small-group teaching enables students from all backgrounds to gain confidence, develop the skills they need for the future, and enjoy the experience of discussing the subject they love with like-minded people. History students at York really benefit from being taught by active researchers, who will draw you into the cutting-edge debates and bring your sources to life."

York's overall position

In total, thirteen subjects at the University of York were ranked in the UK top 10; Archaeology and Forensic Studies (5th), Biological Sciences (6th), Chemistry (7th), Criminology (10th), English (5th), French (3rd), History (9th), History of Art, Architecture and Design (7th), Iberian Languages (7th), Linguistics (6th), Natural Sciences (3rd) Philosophy (9th), and Psychology (9th).