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Published: 12 May 2014

Surrey hits top twelve

The University of Surrey has risen to twelfth place in The Complete University Guide 2015 league table.

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, welcomed the news that the University had been placed in twelfth position, reflecting Surrey’s strengths.

He said,“Surrey’s continued rise in the rankings is testament to the quality of our teaching and investment in resources, which results in consistently high levels of student satisfaction. I am delighted to see that twelve of our subjects feature in the top ten nationally, reflecting the high standards of our teaching and ground-breaking research across the University.”

Three subjects are ranked third in their individual league tables: Materials Technology, Medical Technology, Hospitality, Recreation, Leisure and Tourism. Other subjects that achieved top ten status are: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (fourth), Civil Engineering (fifth), Sociology (fifth), General Engineering (sixth), Drama, Dance & Cinematics (seventh), Food Science (seventh), German (seventh), Mechanical Engineering (seventh), Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (eighth).

For the first time, Surrey has entered the rankings with Medical Technology (third), whilst German and Drama, Dance & Cinematics have both moved into their respective top tens in seventh place. German is a particular success story, having risen from 25th position.

Over the last few years, the University has dramatically strengthened its position consistently across all the main university league tables, including The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times. Last year, The Complete University Guide placed Surrey in thirteenth position.

The league table, full methodology and other information are available on The Complete University Guide website.

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