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French, Iberian Languages and linguistics at York rank top five in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Posted on 19 September 2023

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science has placed 3rd for French, joint 3rd for linguistics and joint 5th in the UK for Iberian Languages in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities we provide to our students.

Our Head of Department Professor Monika S. Schmid said: “Our very strong position in the TGUG is a tribute to the strength of our research – which was ranked the best in the UK last year by the Times Higher Education ranking of the Research Excellence Framework – and the excellence of our teaching. I am very proud of what my colleagues and our students have achieved here, and extremely happy to be working in one of the top departments in the country for studying language and linguistics”.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide uses data on entry standards, student-staff ratios, completion rates, first-class and 2:1 degrees, and graduate prospects. It combines these with measures of research quality, student satisfaction and social inclusion to award each university an overall score, broken down by subject.

York’s overall position

The University as a whole has risen two places to rank 15th overall.

In total, 14 subjects at York ranked in the UK top 10:

  • Department of Archaeology
    5th for Archaeology and Forensic Science
  • Department of Biology
    6th for Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
    7th for Chemistry
  • Department of English
    7th for English
  • Department of History
    8th for History
  • Department of History of Art
    6th for History of Art, Architecture and Design
  • Department of Language and Linguistic Science
  • 3rd for French
  • Joint 5th for Iberian Languages
  • Joint 3rd for Linguistics
  • Department of Philosophy
    9th for Philosophy
  • Department of Psychology
    7th for Psychology
  • School of Arts and Creative Technologies
    Joint 8th for Drama, Dance and Cinematics
  • School of Natural Sciences
    5th for Natural Sciences
  • Department of Sociology
    10th for Criminology

A further eight subjects ranked in the top 20.