Guardian University Guide 2016 for Music: Guildhall ranked top conservatoire
School places 4th overall in renowned Higher Education league tables
The Guildhall School has ranked as the top placed conservatoire in the renowned Guardian University Guide tables for Music for 2017.
Placing 4th behind the larger universities of Surrey, Manchester and Cambridge, the School achieved an outstanding Guardian score of 96.8/100, jumping up from last year’s 6th place overall, whilst high flyers in 2015, University of Edinburgh, dropped 6 places to 8th.
The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the 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 (NSS). Specialist tables also rank universities by subject area. Find full methodology on the Guardian website.
This success follows several positive results for the School recently: in April Guildhall was named in the Top 10 performing arts institutions worldwide by QS World University Rankings; and earlier this month the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) judged the teaching at Guildhall to be ‘world-leading’.
Guildhall has traditionally placed very highly in domestic performing arts rankings, with 1st place in the Guardian University Guides for specialist institutions in both 2013 and 2014.