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Architecture second best in UK, says The Guardian

ARCHITECTURE and tourism have both been rated in the Top 10 in the UK, by The Guardian University Guide 2006.

Architecture rates at number 2 in the country with a maximum score of 10/10 for ‘job prospects’ and a 6/6 for the quality of our staff.

Tourism is ranked 7th, while food science, nursing and materials technology feature in the Top 20.

Professor David Dernie, Head of the Manchester School of Architecture, said: "This is brilliant news. We are very proud indeed as we have been promoting the School as the place to study architecture."

Architecture at Manchester is highly creative and strongly linked to the profession, he said, and added: "I was surprised we were pipped to top spot by Cambridge because they do not do the extra two-years, the diploma which is the real stepping stone to the profession."

Manchester School of Architecture is jointly run between MMU and Manchester University and an award is made from both universities.

Also in the tables, Tourism came 7th in the UK, Nursing 14th, Food Science 15th and Materials Technology 18th.

Art and Design, Business and Management, Law, Education, Drama, Geography and Environmental Science and Sports Science were also rated highly.

Across the North West region, only Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster Universities had more subjects featured in the Top 20 lists.

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