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Art and Design and Art History enjoy best ever ranking

Manchester School of Art excels in Complete University Guide 2019

27 April 2018

Art and Design and Art History enjoy best ever ranking

Manchester School of Art courses have enjoyed their best ever results in the Complete University Guide 2019 league tables.

Art and Design moved up one place to 12th in the subject tables, its highest ever position, and Art History mirrored the feat, climbing seven places to 23rd.

Manchester School of Architecture also performed well, with Landscape Architecture soaring ten places to 15th, and Architecture rising to 10th from last year’s 15th place.

Penny Macbeth, Dean of the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University said: "We are delighted that in our 180th year we have achieved our best ever positions in the Complete University Guide for Art and Design and Art History.

“Manchester School of Art was originally established in 1838 to provide design training to the manufacturing industry and I'm proud that today we continue to develop graduates who are at the heart of the creative industries in Manchester and beyond.”

Manchester Metropolitan University moved up five places to 57th in the overall annual institutional rankings, matching its best ever performance.

Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University, said: "We welcome the rise of five places in this year's Complete University Guide 2019 ranking to our joint highest ever position.

"This is testament to the continued hard work of staff and shows Manchester Metropolitan is an ambitious, exciting and inspiring university in a great global city that delivers quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

"In two-thirds of the subject rankings we either maintained our position or improved and we are ambitious to build on the progress achieved to date.

"We are investing in providing a high-quality campus, expanding our close partnership working, growing our strong areas of research and implementing digital improvements such as the way we support our students and new smart technologies."

This year's independent Complete University Guide rankings are compiled with a combination of weighed factors, namely entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio, academic services spend, facilities spend, good honours and degree completion.

It breaks down courses into 70 subject tables to compare providers and degree programmes.