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Guardian guide ranks UEA 18th in UK

Tue, 17 May 2011

The University of East Anglia's position as a top 20 university is confirmed in the latest Guardian league table.

The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranks the university 18th out of 119 institutions in the UK, up from 19th last year.

The subject tables put Drama at UEA second in the country, up from sixth last year. Former UEA drama students are riding high in their careers at present - from the latest incarnation of Dr Who, Matt Smith, and the man who has got England's school children singing, Gareth Malone, to Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

American Studies and Nursing are both ranked third, Education fourth, Pharmacy sixth, English and History have both risen to 11th place, and Music 12th (up from 22nd last year). Other top twenty subjects include Media, Maths and Sociology.

Geography and Environmental Studies has moved up to eighth in the table. This refers to the University’s School of International Development, which was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Higher Education for its sustained and highly respected work tackling environmental change and poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Pro-vice-chancellor Prof Tom Ward said: "We are delighted to see the University’s top 20 place consolidated in this table. Arts and Humanities subjects have always been strong at UEA and I am delighted to see that reflected in rises in the subject table, and International Development is an area of study that has been pioneered at UEA."

View the full Guardian University Guide 2012 for more information.
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