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Manchester ranked as fourth highest university for Geography and Environmental Studies

24 May 2017

The University of Manchester is the fourth highest university in the UK for geography and environmental studies, according to the Guardian University Guide.

The annual guide ranks universities across the UK in 54 different subject areas. For geography and environmental studies, The University of Manchester has been judged best in the North-West and second-highest in the North of England.

Another subject that falls within the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) - building and town and country planning - was ranked 7th.

Universities are judged on key non-research factors such as:

  • student satisfaction with the course, teaching and feedback
  • student-to-staff ratio
  • spend per student
  • average entry tariff
  • graduate employability.

For more information on geography at The University of Manchester, contact Tim Allott, Professor of Physical Geography and Head of SEED.

For more information on planning and environmental management at The University of Manchester, contact Richard Kingston, Professor of Urban Planning and GIS.

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