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Undergraduate courses in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies ranked in top 5 for UK universities

May 19th, 2017

The University of Leeds has been ranked fifth for undergraduate Art subjects in this year’s Guardian University Guide.

Overall, Leeds has moved up two places in the Guide from 16 to 14, retaining its position in the top 20.

The Guardian University Guide is published annually to rank universities by carefully combining scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students, including things like teaching, feedback and staff/student ratio.

The tables have been compiled for the Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy that specialises in measuring performance in higher education. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and on the National Student Survey, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

For 2018, Art subjects at Leeds (including all BA Fine Art programmes taught within the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) moved up the league table to fifth place. Courses listed in the ranking include:

BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art with Contemporary Cultural Theory
BA (Hons) Fine Art with History of Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art with Museum and Gallery Studies

Professor Abigail Harrison Moore, Head of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, said:

“It is great to see that all of the effort and attention we pay to the student experience in our School has been recognised in the Guardian’s University League Tables 2018.

“We work hard in partnership with our students to ensure that they benefit from socially engaged, research-led teaching, which they respond to brilliantly in the studios and the classroom.

“Within our programmes, students are encouraged and supported to be independent ― in their choice of materials and practice, and within art history, cultural studies and museum studies modules. We challenge them to ask difficult questions in their making and thinking, and they respond in a consistently excellent way.

“We are very proud of our students’ achievements and that this has been recognised in the League Tables.”

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