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MMU rated 3rd for Geography

MANCHESTER Metropolitan is the third best place to study Geographical Sciences and the 5th best destination for Engineering, according to a survey of 170,000 undergraduates.

Human and Social Geography was rated 3rd for teaching quality and personal development, 4th for academic support and learning resources and 3rd for overall satisfaction, in the National Student Survey 2005.

Mechanical Engineering ranks 3rd for teaching quality, 4th for academic support and feedback and 5th for overall satisfaction.

The results were published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England after the first full-scale survey of course quality in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

MMU scores high overall

More than 1,000 final-year students at all universities were asked to judge their experience by rating their course on a 0-5 scale.

MMU performed very well with a 3.8 mark overall and grades of 4+ for the Sciences, Art & Design, Performing Arts, English, Politics and Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Finance and Accounting.

MMU Spokesman Gareth Hollyman said: "MMU is delighted with these findings which place us among the best universities in the country for student satisfaction.

"What is particularly pleasing is that rankings are based on the views of the most important judges of all - our students."

For more information about the survey, go to www.thestudentsurvey.com

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