It is the second year in a row Exeter has ranked in the top ten of the Complete University Guide

Humanities strengthens top ten position in The Complete University Guide

The University of Exeter is in the top ten of 123 UK universities for 2015 in the influential Complete University Guide, published on 12 May 2014. In the separate subject listings, disciplines from the College of Humanities have reinforced their positions amongst the best in the UK.

Drama is now third best in the country whilst Classics and Ancient History has entered the top five. Every Modern Language taught at Exeter - French, German, Iberian, Italian and Russian - has progressed through the tables. Archaeology and Theology and Religion cement their top five rankings, whilst English and History underline their top ten positions.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter said: “This is excellent news, and a testament to the enthusiasm, dedication and hard-work displayed by everyone associated with the University of Exeter, reinforcing our position as a rewarding environment in which students can truly flourish.”

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of The Guide, said: “The league tables, taken with the rankings for specific subjects, offer would-be students an accurate and independent guide to the UK university system.
“They should not be used in isolation but alongside all the other advice and information in the Guide. Its tables are recognised for their stability and consistency, and this year once again demonstrates this.”

Full rankings for all Humanities subjects included in the table:

Archaeology – 5th
Classics and Ancient History – 5th
Drama – 3rd
English – 7th
French – 7th
German – 4th
History – 8th
Iberian – 14th
Italian – 10th
Russian – 6th
Theology and Religion – 4th

Date: 13 May 2014

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