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Manchester School of Architecture ranked world's sixth best

7 April 2017

The Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) has been named as one of the best in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 - and the second-best in the UK.

The prestigious league table ranks subjects from universities across the world and features the top 200 architecture courses from across the globe. The league table is based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

“The MSA is rightly considered an innovative place for students to immerse themselves in the study of architecture," said Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of MSA.

"The latest QS subject rankings are a wonderful affirmation of the quality of resources, teaching, research and architectural practice links that form part of the School.

“We are very pleased to be ranked sixth in the world and this quality is evidenced in our architects who go on to excel in practice and research, forming part of our respected community of graduates.”

Located half a mile from the city centre, MSA is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester, uniting two schools of architecture with more than 100 years of educational experience to create one of the largest architecture schools in the UK.

MSA has gained a reputation for the variety, vitality and quality of the work and achievements of its students. This is reflected in appraisals by the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute for British Architects.

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