Manchester School of Architecture ranked 6th best in the world and Faculty of Education also feature in global rankings

The Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) has been named as one of the best in the world in the QS Subject Rankings 2017. While the Faculty of Education also features in the top 250.

MSA, a joint school between Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, is ranked 6th in the world and 2nd in the UK.

The prestigious league table ranks subjects from universities across the world and features the top 200 architecture courses from across the globe. They are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

MSA is consistently cited as one of the best architecture schools in the UK and offers a range of professionally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of MSA, added: “The MSA is rightly considered an innovative place for students to immerse themselves in the study of architecture. The latest QS subject rankings are a wonderful affirmation of the quality of resources, teaching, research and architectural practice links that form part of the School.

“We are very pleased to be ranked 6th in the world and this quality is evidenced in our architects who go on to excel in practice and research, forming part of our respected community of graduates.”

MSA unites two schools of architecture with more than 100 years of educational experience to create one of the largest architecture schools in the UK.

MSA has gained a reputation for the variety, vitality and quality of the work and achievements of its students. This is reflected in appraisals by the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute for British Architects.

In addition the Faculty of Education was placed in the top 250 providers worldwide.

In the rankings, Manchester Met enters the table in the top 200-250 institutions and is an excellent achievement for the Faculty demonstrating growing international recognition for its research impact and developing academic reputation in the sector.

The Faculty is recognised in the 2017 Guardian and Complete University League tables as being in the top 20 education providers in the UK, this latest ranking success rewards the efforts of the Faculty staff to increase international reputation and deliver world-leading research in the sector.