The University of Exeter has enjoyed considerable success in the 2015 Guardian University Guide

Exeter enjoys notable success in Guardian 2015 University Guide

The University of Exeter has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, strengthening its position as one of the best universities in the country.

A variety of subjects from across the institution have been ranked as being amongst the top 10 in the latest influential league table rankings, which were published on 3 June. There were also a wide array of subjects that rose in their respective tables, when compared year-on-year.

Exeter’s overall position is 12th out of 116 UK higher education institutions in the 2015 Guide, maintaining last year’s position.

These latest classifications, coupled with its standing in the top one per cent in the Times Higher Education international ranking, reiterate Exeter’s position as a world-leading university.

Exeter secured top ten rankings in a number of subjects. They are: Sport & Health Sciences (2nd), Medical Imaging (under Health Professions) (2nd), Engineering: materials and mineral (2nd), History (4th), Theology (4th), Classics (5th), Engineering: general (5th), Media and Film Studies (5th), Sociology (6th), Biosciences (7th), Medicine (8th), Mathematics (8th), Politics (8th),  Psychology (8th), English (8th), and Philosophy (10th).

Among the biggest climbers were Politics (up from 25th to 8th), Philosophy (22nd to 10th), Mathematics (15th to 8th) and Psychology (19th to 8th).

The University of Exeter Medical School’s BMBS Medicine programme’s 8th place ranking, coupled with Medical Imaging’s ranking as the best of its kind in the country, confirms the University’s burgeoning reputation as a leading centre of health research excellence in the UK.

University of Exeter Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Sir Steve Smith said: “I am delighted by these superb results, which are a testament to the dedication, commitment and hard work displayed every day by students and staff across all our campuses.

“We pride ourselves on providing the very best environment in which our students can truly flourish, and these results reflect that ambition. These latest rankings in the influential Guardian league table cements our status as one of the best universities in the country.”

The Guardian University Guide ranks universities according to a number of factors, including academic excellence and how happy students are with their courses, based on the National Student Survey. It is also accompanied by rankings showing how universities perform across the main subject areas.

For more details about the Guardian University Guide, please visit the website.

Date: 3 June 2014

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