Manchester School of Architecture has climbed the subject rankings in the Complete University Guide 2019.  

Landscape Architecture rose ten places from last year to 15th, and Architecture is now 10th, having been ranked 15th in 2018.

Art and Design courses at Manchester School of Art also performed well, moving up one place to 12th in the subject tables, its highest ever position, and Art History mirrored the feat, climbing seven places to 23rd.

Prof. Tom Jefferies, Head of Manchester School of Architecture, and Edward Fox, Programme Leader for Landscape Architecture, said: "We are happy that this reflects the excellent work of the Manchester School of Architecture.

"It is notable that we are now ranked 3rd in the UK for our Master of Landscape Architecture course, following extensive redesign, energy and investment in this Landscape Institute accredited area. This puts MLA Landscape Architecture into Russell Group company alongside our courses in Architecture." 

Manchester Metropolitan University moved up five places to 57th in the overall annual institutional rankings, matching its best ever performance.

Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University, said: "We welcome the rise of five places in this year's Complete University Guide 2019 ranking to our joint highest ever position.

"This is testament to the continued hard work of staff and shows Manchester Metropolitan is an ambitious, exciting and inspiring university in a great global city that delivers quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.

"In two-thirds of the subject rankings we either maintained our position or improved and we are ambitious to build on the progress achieved to date.

"We are investing in providing a high-quality campus, expanding our close partnership working, growing our strong areas of research and implementing digital improvements such as the way we support our students and new smart technologies."

This year's independent Complete University Guide rankings are compiled with a combination of weighed factors, namely entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio, academic services spend, facilities spend, good honours and degree completion.

It breaks down courses into 70 subject tables to compare providers and degree programmes.