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Psychology at York ranks 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Posted on 18 September 2023

The Department of Psychology has placed 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 for the subject of Psychology. The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities they provide to our students.

Our Head of Department Lisa Henderson said: “We are delighted to be ranked 7th in the Times University Guide for Psychology in 2024. This ranking reflects not only the excellent quality of our research, but also the great pride we take in our teaching and supporting our students to achieve their next steps. It really does require an extraordinary team effort from all of our staff, so it is fantastic to have this hard work reflected here.

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.