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League table success for Science and Technology

Geography and Environmental Science at Lancaster has risen to fourth in the UK Geography and Environmental Science at Lancaster has risen to fourth in the UK

Science and Technology subjects at Lancaster University have scored highly in the Guardian University Guide 2012. The Guide ranks UK universities according to teaching excellence, and is designed to help students choose their courses for 2012.

The Guardian University Guide's rankings are compiled using students' feedback on various aspects of their time at university. Factors taken into account include the ratio of staff to students, career prospects for graduates, course entry requirements and the results of the annual National Student Survey.

Outstanding subjects at Lancaster included Physics and Geography & Environmental Science, both ranked fourth overall. Physics scored 100% for course satisfaction and 96% for teaching. Geography and Environmental Science also scored above 90% for both categories.

Mechanical Engineering was ranked fifth, scoring 94 out of a possible 100. Mathematics was ranked sixth with 92% of students satisfied with the course. Computer Science and IT were ranked 11th and had 70% of students in a career within six months of graduating.

For Psychology, 62% of graduates were in a graduate career within six months of graduating, which reflects the ninth best performance out of 104 UK Psychology departments.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Teaching Dr Jane Taylor said "We have worked hard to improve the quality of our teaching and we really care about our students and their career prospects once they graduate. I am extremely proud to see that this has been reflected in the results of this survey".

Fri 27 May 2011