Education, geography and development studies shine in new Times Higher Education World University Rankings

5 October 2017

The University of Manchester has been ranked 12th in the UK and 68th in the world for Education in the subject's first-ever Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

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Education ranked 12th in the UK and 68th in the world.

The institution also excelled in the social sciences, placing 6th in the UK and 34th in the world - an impressive climb of 17 places from last year.

In the THE list, social sciences includes two School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) subjects - geography and development studies.

THE also placed The University of Manchester:

  • 5th in the UK and 26th in the world for business and economics
  • 6th in the UK and 28th in the world for law.

Professor Neil Humphrey, Head of the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE), said: "We are delighted to see education at Manchester perform so well in the new THE rankings. 

"This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of all our staff, who strive to provide an outstanding learning experience across our many programmes of study, underpinned by world-leading, impactful research that advances knowledge in the field and contributes to improvements in the quality of education for students, their families and communities throughout the world."

This year marks the first time that Education and Law have been included in the THE World University Rankings, which were founded in 2004.

The THE evaluates universities using criteria such as teaching, research, international outlook and reputation.

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