Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked the best university in Wales for Economics students and 21st out of 68 in the UK.
The Guardian University Guide 2016 focused on eight criteria, with Cardiff Met also placed third in the UK for its Student to Staff ratio.
The guide focussed on eight criteria - Satisfied with course, Satisfied with teaching and Satisfied with feedback, which are all based on final year student feedback. Other criteria include Student to Staff ratio; Spend per student; Average entry tariff; Value added score /10 and Career after six months.
The University’s score of 11.1 for its Student to Staff ratio places it third in the UK just behind Middlesex and Stirling (both 11) and Oxford Brookes University, which received top ranking in the category with a score of 8.7. Student to staff ratio takes into account the number of students per member of teaching staff.
The results incorporate annual National Student Survey results and feedback on the three Economics course options available at Cardiff Met – BSc (hons) Economics; BA (hons) Business Economics and BSc (hons) International Economics and Finance, which all offer an optional foundation year.
Marco Gundermann, Economics Field Group Chair and Programme Director Economics Suite of Programmes at the University’s Cardiff School of Management, said: “I am extremely pleased that our thorough and comprehensive programmes are being seen as the best in Wales. This is thanks in no small part to our dedicated and talented team and great students.”
Professor David Brooksbank, Dean of the School, said: “This result shows how our investment in a high quality learning environment, coupled with inspirational teaching can pay dividends for the students who come here to learn. As an economist myself, I’m doubly proud of the efforts of the academic team in achieving this outstanding result.”