Humanities students have benefitted from investment in new staff

Humanities subjects on the up in Guardian league table

Every subject from within the University’s College of Humanities has improved or maintained its position in the latest university league table from The Guardian.

Of the seven Humanities subjects included in the Guardian's tables, six have moved upwards with one remaining steady in the top 10.

Archaeology enters the top 10 at number 10 (up from 11th last year). Classics and Ancient History rises to 11th from 13th. Drama is the biggest improver, up to 12th from 30th. English remains firmly embedded in the top 10 at number 8. History moves up from 15th to 12th. Modern Languages climbs to 21st from 22nd. Theology and Religion is now ranked 2nd in the country, up from 5th last year.

Professor Nick Kaye, Dean of the College of Humanities, said “These improvements are down to the strategic investment we’ve made in recruiting new academic staff over the last two years, and our focus on innovative, student-focussed teaching inspired by the world-leading research of our academics.”

Date: 10 June 2013

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