Manchester Met rises 17 places in Guardian University Guide

MANCHESTER Met has risen 17 places in the Guardian’s league table of UK universities.

The University climbed from 77th place to 60th in the 2017 rankings.

The rise follows success earlier this year in the Complete University Guide rankings where the University recorded the largest rise of any UK university.

Three courses were ranked within the top 10 – Architecture (9), Design & Crafts (9) and Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism (8), with a further eight in their respective top 20s.

These were Criminology (18), Education (15), Engineering: electronic & electrical (18), Modern languages & linguistics (20), Agriculture, forestry & food (16), Nursing & midwifery (19), Sport science (18) and fashion & textiles (20).

Vice-Chancellor Professor Malcolm Press said: “Higher education is a transformative opportunity for young people. At Manchester Metropolitan University, we are driven by ambition for our students. We offer them innovative and flexible degree programmes, including degree apprenticeships, that will enable their success in a fast-paced and ever-changing world. The Guardian University League Table places particular emphasis on the quality of the student experience, so rising so many places is a particularly gratifying endorsement of our approach.”

Notable rises were seen in the following areas:

  • Sport Science – 18 (up 34)
  • Computer Science & Information Systems – 59 (up 30)
  • Psychology – 45 (up 30)
  • Economics – 38 (up 28)
  • Media & Film Studies – 45 (up 21)
  • Engineering: electronic and electrical – 18 (up 19)
  • Education – 15 (up 18)
  • Modern Languages & Linguistics – 20 (up 18)
  • Health Professions – 26 (up 16)
  • Philosophy – 27 (up 16)
  • Geography & Environmental Studies – 47 (up 15)
  • Music – 28 (up 13)
  • Design & crafts – 9 (up 10)

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