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Exeter is the leading university in the South West

All Humanities subjects placed in top ten of the Complete University Guide 2016

Disciplines from the College of Humanities have reinforced their positions amongst the best in the UK. Drama and Film Studies (Drama, Dance, and Cinematics) are equal first in the country, Classics has risen two places to number three and Italian, French, Russian, Archaeology and Theology are all in the top 5. The majority of the remaining disciplines have improved their rankings compared to last year.

Overall the University had 29 subjects in the top 10 in the UK and showed year on year improvements in 27 subject areas. The University of Exeter is the leading university in the South West, says the 2016 Complete University Guide published this week. Its overall position is 10th out of 126 UK universities.

Professor Nick Kaye, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) said: “These are an excellent set of results which shows the University’s positive progression in many subject areas. Whilst league tables are only part of the picture, prospective students can feel confident they will be getting an outstanding education by choosing to come to one of the UK’s top institutions.”

Full rankings for all subjects can be viewed on the Complete University Guide website.

Archaeology – 4th
Art History and Visual Culture – 2nd
Classics and Ancient History – 3rd
Drama – 1st (Drama, Dance and Cinematics category)
English – 6th
Film Studies - 1st (Drama, Dance and Cinematics category)
French – 5th
German – 8th
History – 6th
Iberian – 8th
Italian – 4th
Russian – 4th
Theology and Religion – 5th

Professor Andrew Thorpe, Dean of the College of Humanities said: “It’s great to see Exeter Humanities making such a strong showing in the CUG tables. With all of our disciplines in the Top Ten, we can truly show that we have strength across the board. The results show that we have a very high-performing College, and I am confident that these results will form part of a much larger picture of excellence and innovation that will continue to take us forward.”

Date: 28 April 2015

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