Durham University: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
2 March 2019
Durham University, one of the world’s leading Universities has once again recorded its highest ever number of top ranked subjects. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 placed a record 18 subjects of Durham including 10 subjects in the World Top 50. Durham University ranked 74 in the overall QS World University Rankings 2019. The rankings highlight university’s tremendous strengths in research and education as well as recognise the very high quality of both staff and students.
QS assessed a total of 1,222 institutions from 78 countries and the rankings looked at 48 subjects in five broad subject areas. The insight of more than 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers around the world has been taken into consideration and 150 million research citations from 22 million academic papers were taken into account.
Durham’s Subjects in the World University subject Rankings 2019
- Three subjects in the World Top 10- Theology & Religion (5th in the world), Archaeology (6th in the world) and Geography (9th in the world).
- Ten subjects in the World Top 50- Theology and Religion, Archaeology, Geography, Anthropology, Classics and Ancient History, Earth and Marine Sciences (Earth Sciences), English Language and Literature (English Studies), History, Law and Philosophy.
- A further eight subjects in the World Top 100- Accounting & Finance, Chemistry, Education, Modern Languages, Physics & Astronomy, Politics & International Studies, Psychology and Social Policy & Administration.
- Across broad subject areas, Arts and Humanities ranked 42nd in the world and Natural Sciences placed at 82nd.
In the context of Durham’s outstanding achievement in the World University subject Rankings, Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University, said: "Durham is one of the world’s great universities and one of the most distinctive. We aim to inspire our students and staff to achieve extraordinary things and I am delighted that this is recognised by our continued high standing in global and national league tables."