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Success in the Guardian University Guide 2015

Humanities subject success in The Guardian University Guide 2015

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.

Four subjects from the College of Humanities have been ranked amongst the top five in the latest influential league table rankings, which were published on 3 June. They are History (4th), Theology and Religion (4th), Classics and Ancient History (5th) and Film Studies (5th). English remains firmly embedded in the top ten in 8th position.

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.

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.

Full rankings for all Humanities subjects are included in the list below:

Archaeology – 18th

Classics and Ancient History – 5th

Drama – 12th

English – 8th

Film Studies – 5th

History – 4th

Modern Languages – 22nd

Theology and Religion – 4th

Date: 5 June 2014

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