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Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50

Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now ranked 30th in the world, according to a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities. The seventh edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject found that four subject areas at QMUL are now placed among the top 50 – Drama, English, History, and Law.

Wednesday 8 March 2017


Medicine, Geography, and Linguistics, are ranked among the world’s elite in the top 100.

Professor Matthew Hilton, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences) said:

“It’s really heartening to see such a solid performance for so many subject areas at Queen Mary. As well as individual results, the trend is important -  we’ve increased the number of top 50 subjects from one in 2014 to four this year. I’m especially pleased for colleagues in the Drama Department, now ranked 30th in the world.”

English climbed three places and is ranked 32nd in the world. Law and History are ranked 37th and 48th respectively.

Meanwhile Physics and Astronomy moved into the global top 101-150, joining Biological Sciences, Film Studies, and Politics and International Relations.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is considered to be among the most trusted of league tables. Rankings are based on academic and employer reputations and research citations per faculty (the number of times the research is credited in the work of other academics).

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK’s leading universities, and one of the largest institutions in the University of London.

For media information, contact:

Public Relations
Queen Mary University of London
email: press@qmul.ac.uk

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