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Facts, figures and rankings


  • Distance Learning MBA ranked 1st in the world for value for money, 2nd for its overall salary increase for MBA graduates three years after graduating, 5th for ‘international mobility’, and 4th for the student demographics, with 72% of those on the course classed as international students (Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2021)

  • Top 10 in UK for Civil Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2022)

  • Top 20 in UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Chemical Engineering (Guardian University League Tables 2022)


  • Founding Member of the World Technology Universities Network

  • First British University of Sanctuary

  • Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) for Pharmacy Curriculum Team (2018)

  • Queens Anniversary Prize for work in Dementia (2016)

  • Athena Swan Bronze Award for tackling women's inequality in Higher Education (2016)

  • Triple Accredited Business School: School of Management

Key facts and statistics

  • 9,960 students in the 2020/21 academic year
    - 7,793 undergraduate
    - 1,875 postgraduate taught
    - 292 postgraduate research
    - 8,809 full-time, 932 part-time, 219 distance learners
    - 8,413 UK residence and EU, 1,547 non-EU
  • 1,452 staff in the 2020/2021 academic year
  • Over 145,000 alumni across 175 countries