HUDDERSFIELD University's history department is one of the best in the country, a national survey has revealed.
The department was judged by the Government's higher education watchdog, the Quality Assessment Agency.
Assessors looked at three main areas - teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.
All were judged to be of the highest possible standard.
Dr Tim Thornton, the university's head of history, said: "The result is marvellous and a testament to the hard work of the staff over many years.
"Although the report was very favourable throughout, the panel acknowledged the quality of teaching and stressed that, in their opinion, it was at a very high standard.
"They were also impressed with the range of teaching and learning strategies and that the department has a strong commitment to vocational education," he added.
The department also has an 83% graduate employment record, one of the highest figures in the university sector, Dr Thornton said.
"The panel also noted our impressive library facilities and our strong commitment to research.
"The department achieved the highest mark possible in the national research assessment exercise of university departments," he added.