History top in two UK league tables

26 September 2022

The School of History is top in the UK in both the Guardian University Guide 2023 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

The Guardian also places the University of St Andrews top in its ranking of the UK’s 130 universities for the first time, following The Times ranking the University as top in Scotland and 2nd in the UK, as well as naming St Andrews as the Scottish University of the Year.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Sally Mapstone said: “I hope that St Andrews’ terrific students and all of my hard-working colleagues will feel the recognition of this very significant achievement. They entirely deserve it.

“What a fantastic way to begin a new academic year, and at a time when the world we serve has rarely been in greater need of the transformational powers of the highest quality of independent research and teaching.”

The newspaper guides make up two thirds of three national league tables, publishing annually alongside the Complete University Guide.