English Dept Surges in World Rankings

THE ENGLISH department has surged in the 2017 QS World Rankings to 24th in the world, up from 27th in the world. The increase means that York’s English department is now rated more highly than Manchester’s, which ranked 24th in the 2016 World Rankings.

The rankings also rated the Department as 1st in the UK for the number of times its scholars are cited.

Other York departments in the top 25 of the QS World Rankings are Social Policy and Archaeology.

The QS league table says of York, that it is “one of the success stories of UK Higher Education” and that “it is acclaimed as the most socially inclusive University in the UK’s top 10 with over 80% of undergraduate intake from the state school and college sector.”

The University itself, however, does not rank as highly as the English department, coming only 127th in the world.

The full 2017 QS World Rankings can be found here