Monday 2 July 2012
The Faculty of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University has been ranked 16th in the country by the complete University Guide 2013.
The Faculty came highest of any education department in the North West, with Manchester coming in 33rd place, Edge Hill in 44th and Chester in 45th.
In the North of England only Durham and York ranked higher.
80 institutions were ranked according to factors including, entry requirements, RAE rating, graduate prospects and OfSTED score with MMU scoring particularly highly on graduate prospects.
Andy Jones, Dean of the Faculty of Education said: “We are delighted by this high ranking and it reflects the quality of all our staff and students who work so hard to make the faculty vibrant and successful'.
The faculty provides various routes leading to Qualified Teacher Status including an honours degree in Primary Education, one year PCGE in Primary Education and a range of one year PGCE Secondary subject options.
The faculty also offers continuing professional development programmes and houses the Educational and Social Research Institute, which received the highest grading of any new university in the last Research Assessment Exercise.