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Politics at York ranks 13th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Posted on 20 September 2023

The Department of Politics and International Relations has placed 13th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 for the subject of Politics

The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities they provide to our students.

Professor Tony Heron, Head of Department, said “I'm delighted to see the Department of Politics and International Relations climb two places in the Good University Guide. This comes on top of a very positive showing in the National Student Survey. Both results show the department's direction of travel is upward, and reflect the hard work and dedication of all our academic and professional support staff. We are absolutely committed to seeing York regain its rightful place in the top ten departments in the UK in the subject area of Politics and International Relations”

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.