About the Department of Biology
Teaching within the Department of Biology, University of York is delivered by researchers from four departments with outstanding biomedical research activity: the Department of Biology, Hull York Medical School, the Department of Health Sciences, and the Department of Psychology. Biology at York is highly active in both research and teaching.
The department was ranked 1st for overall satisfaction in Biosciences in the Russell Group in the NSS 2021. The department is also ranked 6th in the UK for Biosciences by the Guardian University Guide 2021, 10th for Biological Sciences by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and is currently 15th for Biological Sciences in the Complete University Guide 2021.
The most recent external review of research – the 2014 Research Excellence Framework – placed Biology at York in the top 10 in the UK. Moreover, Biology at York was ranked 1st in the UK for research impact; our research has had major influence on environmental policy, industry and health.
Researchers within the department of Biology, along with Hull York Medical School's Experimental Medicine and Biomedicine researchers are active within the recently established York Biomedical Research Institute.