Queen Mary University of London climbs QS World Rankings

Three subject areas at QMUL are now among the top 50 in the world, according to a highly-regarded analysis of more than 3,400 universities.

29 April 2015

The fifth edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject - published today - found that 19 subject areas at QMUL rank among the world’s best. English, which joined the top 50 in 2014, is this year joined by Law (45) and History (46). Geography, Linguistics, and Medicine are placed in the top 51-100.

Meanwhile, Modern Languages, and Biological Sciences moved into the global top 101-150, joining Materials Science, and Politics and International Relations.

According to Professor Morag Shiach, Vice-Principal (Humanities and Social Sciences):

“The results provide further evidence of QMUL’s status as a world-leading research-active university. It’s particularly gratifying to see three disciplines from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the top 50. This is a testament to the commitment, talent and hard work of colleagues across the faculty.”

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).

Later in the year, QS will also produce a league table giving universities an overall world position. In 2014, QMUL joined the global top 100 for the first time, a dramatic rise of 49 places since 2012.

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, with 20,260 students from more than 150 countries.

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