World Rankings


We are delighted to share the news that, for the third year in a row, we have ranked No. 1 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject which recognises the dedication and ethusiasm of our wonderful cohort of staff and students.  We are further delighted that this year the School of Anthropology also joins us as No. 1 for subject. To see the full list click here.

The QS ranking indicators include:

Academic reputation This forms the highest weighting of any metric and is allotted to the institution’s Academic Reputation score. Based on their Academic Survey, it collates the expert opinions of over 80,000 individuals in the higher education space regarding teaching and research quality at the world’s universities. In doing so, it has grown to become the world’s largest survey of academic opinion, and, in terms of size and scope, is an unparalleled means of measuring sentiment in the academic community.

Citations per paper All citations data is sourced using Elsevier’s Scopus database, the world’s largest repository of academic journal data. This year, QS assessed 66 million citations from 13 million papers once self-citations were excluded.

Employer reputation The Employer Reputation metric is based on over 40,000 responses to a QS Employer Survey, and asks employers to identify those institutions from which they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates. The QS Employer Survey is also the world’s largest of its kind.

For more detail on their methodology click here.