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Exeter subjects ranked amongst world’s best

Exeter subjects ranked amongst world’s best

The University of Exeter’s science and humanities subjects have been ranked amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.

Eighteen subjects are now positioned in the world’s top 100 – with six in the top 50 - according to the latest QS World University Subject Rankings, published on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Building on the success of previous years, Exeter’s Sports-related subjects has risen one place to equal 12th, while both Mining Engineering (equal 14th) and Geography (18th) feature in the top 20.

Elsewhere Environmental Sciences (33rd), Psychology (34th), and Theology and Religion (39th) all feature in the elite Top 50 grouping.

Other notable entries include Archaeology, Earth and Marine Sciences, English, History, Performing Arts, Politics and International Studies, which all feature within the global Top 100.

Exeter also has at least one top 100 subject in each of the ‘Subject Areas’ that map onto  the majority of its Colleges  - Life and Environmental Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences; Humanities; and Social Sciences and International Studies.

Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), said: “It is extremely encouraging and pleasing to see so many of our subjects across all campuses of the University of Exeter recognised as amongst the best in the world.

“These rankings reflect the inspirational work and dedication shown by staff and students to co-create our outstanding learning and teaching and world-leading research.

“It is also testament to the exciting and wide-ranging collaborations that are taking place not only in individual Colleges, but across the University as a whole.”

To compile the rankings, QS analysed more than 22 million papers, producing almost 200 million citations. In total, 1,222 institutions were ranked across the 48 subjects and five subject areas.

Four measures are used to rank the subjects – academic reputation, employer reputation, citation counts per output and the ‘H-index’ – of the entire set of outputs included in the subject / faculty ranking for each institution.

Date: 28 February 2019