Architecture and Journalism top tables in Guardian University Guide 2019

The School of Architecture and School of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Sheffield have been named best in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

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Sheffield also ranks as the second best place to study Criminology, second in the UK for Sociology, and fourth for courses in Building and Town and Country Planning.

With Sheffield being named as the best place to study Architecture and Journalism, the Guardian University Guide 2019 also reaffirms the University’s longstanding reputation for inspirational, innovative and cutting edge teaching in the social sciences.

Professor Craig Watkins, Vice President and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences, said: “I am delighted with such positive results for departments across the faculty in this year's rankings.

“These outcomes reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and to the delivery of a world class education and outstanding student experience.”

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: “I am delighted the University of Sheffield has once again been recognised for the high standards of teaching we provide for students.

“A Sheffield degree is certainly challenging, but we also pride ourselves on our openness and positive student experience across the board as well as the very close links we have with external organisations.

"Whether here in the UK or overseas, graduates and employers tell me that a Sheffield degree has stood individuals in good stead for professional careers as our students go on to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the world.

“I'm delighted that this hard work and success is reflected in this Guardian ranking, and I have no doubt that a University of Sheffield degree will continue to be a hallmark of quality for graduates in the UK and beyond."

This latest ranking also follows the University being named among the best institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. Sheffield Students’ Union has also been named number one for the 10th consecutive year in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

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