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The UK 2015 Top 10 Schools of Architecture

The UK 2015 Top 10 Schools of Architecture
The UK 2015 Top 10 Schools of Architecture, Cambridge University came in 1st in this year's rankings. Image © Flickr CC User Mark Fosh
Cambridge University came in 1st in this year's rankings. Image © Flickr CC User Mark Fosh

The Guardian has released its annual UK University rankings, including their list of the top schools of architecture in the country. This year Cambridge University has taken first place, knocking off UCL's Bartlett School of Architecture after three consecutive years in the top spot.

This year there are two new entries into the top 10, with Queen's University Belfast and Northumbria University bagging 5th and 6th respectively, replacing Oxford Brookes and Kent, who drop to 12th and 14th. Elsewhere, the Glasgow School of Art had a disappointing result dropping to 43rd, and the University of Greenwich has reacted positively to their last-place position from last year by rising to 21st.

Read on for more analysis and the top 10 in full

The rankings are based on a combination of factors including student survey results, the university's spend per student, staff numbers and employment prospects. This year, Cambridge and the Bartlett stood out as the only universities with a spend per student rating of 10, showing the positive effect of investing in students. They also had very low student to staff ratios, with the Bartlett's 10.5 ranking as the lowest ratio of any university on the list.

The top 10:

1. Cambridge
2. The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)
3. Bath
4. Cardiff
5. Queen's University Belfast
6. (tied) Northumbria
6. (tied) Sheffield
8. Manchester School of Architecture
9. Newcastle
10. Edinburgh

The full rankings can be found on The Guardian.

Cite: Rory Stott. "The UK 2015 Top 10 Schools of Architecture" 04 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/512991/the-uk-2015-top-10-schools-of-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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