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Published: 27 September 2013

Surrey celebrates subject league table success

Many of the subjects taught by the University of Surrey have achieved top ten rankings in their individual subject league tables, in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

Tourism and Hospitality has maintained its number one position in its subject league table, completing a hat-trick of successes for the School, which was recently ranked as number one in the country in both the Guardian University Guide and the National Student Survey (NSS).

Professor Graham Miller, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said: “Our student numbers have grown, we have raised the entry grades required and our student satisfaction score has increased. Coupled with growing research income, the school is really going from strength to strength.”

Electrical and Electronic is one of the biggest success stories, reaching 2nd position in its subject league table, up from 8th in 2012. Civil Engineering has risen six places to be ranked 5th (from 11th in 2012), and the University of Surrey has also beaten 30 other universities to gain a top three ranking for its Food Science programmes.

Physics and Astronomy has jumped 12 places in its subject table to reach number 10, up from 22nd in 2012, whilst Mathematics has climbed eight places to 9th position (up from 17th in 2012). Surrey also moved into the top 10 for Drama, Dance and Cinematics with a seven-place rise to 9th.

Two subjects have achieved significant new positions: Accounting and Finance has risen 30 places from 46 to 16, whilst Law has jumped 23 places to reach 24th in its subject table.

Economics has risen three places to be in 10th position - this success follows hot on the heels of Economics at Surrey jumping to 2nd place in the Guardian’s University Guide, making it an exceptionally successful year for the School.

Surrey has risen 14 places in the overall UK University rankings, to 12th out of 121 institutions – the University’s highest ever position in The Times or Sunday Times tables.