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Social Sciences scores National Student Survey success

16 August 2016

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester has achieved outstanding levels of student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, the results of which were announced today.

The School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester has achieved outstanding levels of student satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, the results of which were announced today.

The BA Social Sciences (Politics and Philosophy) scored the maximum 100%, Social Anthropology scored 98% and Philosophy 97%, in overall student satisfaction scores.

98% of Social Anthropology students surveyed agreed that academic “staff were good at explaining things” with 95% endorsing their course as “intellectually stimulating”.
Amongst Philosophy respondents, 94% recognised the enthusiasm of the academic staff teaching them.
In both subjects more than 9 out of 10 students surveyed, agreed that their courses were well organised and running smoothly.

Other degree programmes in the School of Social Sciences with more than 90% overall student satisfaction include: Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) (91%), BSocSc Sociology (91%) and BA (Econ) Business Studies (91%).

The National Student Survey asks third year undergraduate students about their experience of studying at institutions across the UK and the results are used to inform student choice, to feed into league tables and to provide information to universities about where and how they can improve the quality of the teaching and the educational resources they provide.

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