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3 Jun 2014

Guardian ranks Loughborough in UK top 15

The Guardian university league table 2015 has confirmed Loughborough University as the region’s leading higher education institution.

The table, released today, ranks Loughborough University 15th overall in the UK and number one in the East Midlands.

The University’s Textiles degree course has topped the national table in the Fashion & textiles category; and a further 10 subject areas have also achieved a top 10 rank, including top five scores in Social policy and administration (2nd), Building and town and country planning (3rd), Engineering: materials and minerals (4th) and Design and crafts (5th).

The Guardian's league tables feed into the paper’s highly regarded University Guide and rank universities according to: spending per student; student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students' entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses (based on results from the annual National Student Survey).

View the full results and tables on the Guardian website.

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 14/107

Loughborough courses ranked in the Top 10:

1st Fashion & textiles
BA (hons) textiles: innovation & design

2nd Social policy & administration
BSc (hons) criminology & social policy

3rd Building & town & country planning
BSc (hons) air transport management
BSc (hons) architectural engineering & design management
BSc (hons) construction engineering management
BSc (hons) transport & business management

4th Engineering: materials & minerals
BEng (hons) automotive materials
BEng (hons) design with engineering materials
MEng (hons) automotive materials
MEng (hons) design with engineering materials
BEng (hons) materials engineering
BEng (hons) materials engineering (foundation year)
MEng (hons) materials engineering

5th Design & crafts
BA (hons) graphic communication & illustration
BA (hons) industrial design & technology

=6th Sport science
BSc (hons) sport & exercise science
BSc (hons) sport management
BSc (hons) sports science with management
MEng (hons) physics with sports science
BA (hons) English & sports science
BSc (hons) geography & sports science
BSc (hons) mathematics & sports science
BSc (hons) physics with sports science
BSc (hons) sports technology

8th Engineering: civil
BEng (hons) civil engineering
BSc (hons) commercial management & quantity surveying
MEng (hons) civil engineering

8th Media & film studies
BSc (hons) communication & media studies
BSc (hons) information management & business studies
BSc (hons) information management & computing
BSc (hons) media, culture & society

9th Engineering: mechanical
BEng (hons) aeronautical engineering
BEng (hons) automotive engineering
MEng (hons) aeronautical engineering
MEng (hons) automotive engineering
BEng (hons) manufacturing engineering
BEng (hons) mechanical engineering
BEng (hons) product design engineering
BSc (hons) engineering management
BSc (hons) product design & technology
BSc (hons) sports technology
MEng (hons) innovative manufacturing engineering
MEng (hons) mechanical engineering
MEng (hons) product design engineering

10th Business, management & marketing
BSc (hons) economics & management
BSc (hons) international business (sandwich year)
BSc (hons) management sciences (sandwich year)
BSc (hons) retailing, marketing & management (sandwich year)

10th Journalism, publishing & public relations
BA (hons) publishing & English

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Loughborough University
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