6 April 2016

The University of York has five subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings, which rate universities according to their academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

  • 17 – Archaeology
  • 25 – Social Policy and Administration
  • 27 – English
  • 45 – Performing Arts (covering the Department of Theatre, Film and Television and the Department of Music)
  • 48 – History

Six subjects are placed in the top 10 in the country: 

  • 4 – Social Policy and Administration
  • 6 – Archaeology
  • 7 – English
  • 9 – Linguistics
  • 10 – Performing Arts (covering the Department of Theatre, Film and Television and the Department of Music)
  • 10 – Psychology

QS evaluated more than 4,000 universities, qualified 2,691 and ranked 945 institutions in total. Over 113 million citations were analyzed.  Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Deborah Smith, said: "The University now features among the world's elite institutions in more than half of the 42 subjects featured in this year's QS World University Rankings. Our performance underscores our strategic vision to be among the leading universities globally and reflects the tireless work and commitment of our staff and students."

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