Psychology and Sport and Exercise degrees at Staffordshire continue to rise up the league table for a third year in a row

Both Psychology and Sport and Exercise degrees at Staffordshire University have moved up the 2017 Guardian League Table for the third consecutive year running, demonstrating that Staffordshire offers some of the highest ranked Psychology and Sport degrees in modern Universities in the UK.

Psychology rose two places to 47th firmly securing their place in the top 50th and being in the top 10 of new (post -1992) universities.  Similarly, Sport and Exercise rose 8 places to rank 13th overall in the UK.

The Guardian University Guide rates the quality of student experience rather than just research outputs, therefore it is a measure of how good the learning experience is.  It uses a range of different measures in calculating table position, but is focused towards student satisfaction, teaching and employability.

Judy David Head of undergraduate Psychology comments “this shows we continue to have some of the best Psychology degrees in the UK for a new (post 1992) University.  This rise illustrates what a great degree our students get whilst studying at Staffordshire.

We put the student experience at the heart of what we do, which is why all our Psychology degrees are rated in the top 10% in the UK for student satisfaction.  I’m really proud of what our team have achieved on behalf of our students, and proud of our students too.”

James Capper, Head of undergraduate Sport and Exercise adds “For Sport and Exercise this is excellent news and is testament to the innovative teaching, real world placements and exceptional student support we offer here at staffs.”

Head of the School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise Dr Peter Jones adds “these results demonstrate that what our academic, technical and support teams provide for the student experience is magnificent.  When you add this to the great research and academic enterprise we deliver it makes a fabulous first class student experience.  I’m really lucky to work with some brilliant people who are innovating and pioneering in their approach to producing high caliber graduates.”

Staffordshire University has invested over £30 million pound in the Science centre in 2014, the home of Psychology. In the last two years it has spent two million pounds on upgrading its sport laboratories and facilities.  Staffordshire University is currently transforming its Stoke campus with a £40 million development.


For more information on the range of Psychology and Sport and Exercise degrees at Staffordshire University then check out our website, read the news from the School on our In-Psych or SENSE blogs, and follow us on Twitter @StaffsPsych and @StaffsSpEx  for the latest news

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