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Top Universities in the UK By Subject 2021

Top Universities in the UK By Subject 2021 chloe@qs.com Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:43 University of Oxford There are 51 subjects included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.  104 of these are located in the United Kingdom. 104 universities in the United Kingdom are included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.   Covering 51 different subjects, this year’s subject rankings are the easiest way to see which top UK universities are the best for your chosen area of study.  Need inspiration to help you choose where to study in the UK? Here’s a breakdown of which university is the best in the UK for each of the 51 subjects in this year’s rankings.  Accounting Finance   There are 38 UK institutions in the rankings for accounting and finance, including eight in the world top 50. The highest ranked of these is the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which ranks in fourth globally.  Agriculture Forestry  Out of 120 agriculture and forestry programs in the UK featured in the rankings, only one makes it into the world top 50 – the University of Reading, in twelfth place globally.  Anatomy Physiology  Of the 100 universities ranked worldwide for anatomy and physiology, 15 are based in the UK. An impressive seven UK universities make it into the top 50 for the subject, including global number one, the University of Oxford.  Anthropology  The UK retains its dominance at the top of the table for anthropology, with the University of Cambridge overtaking the University of Oxford to claim first place globally. A further 10 UK anthropology programs feature in the global rankings, including nine in the top 50.  Archaeology  Out of 220 archaeology programs in the global rankings, the UK is the second-best represented country in the world, with 28 universities featured. The top four globally is entirely made up of UK programs: The University of Cambridge in first University of Oxford in second, UCL (University College London) in third and Durham University in fourth.  Architecture  19 UK universities are in the 2021 rankings for architecture, including five in the global top 50. The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL (University College London) is the UK’s highest ranked university for architecture, rising one place this year to second globally.  Art Design  The UK continues its dominance in the art and design rankings, with the Royal College of Art in first place globally again this year, followed closely by the University of the Arts London in second. A further 30 British schools feature in the art and design rankings, including seven in the global top 50.   Biological Sciences  44 UK universities feature in the biological sciences rankings, one of the largest rankings with 620 schools included globally. The University of Cambridge comes out on top in the UK, in third place worldwide.  Business Management  The UK, particularly London, is a world business hub, so it’s unsurprising that 62 UK schools make it into the rankings for business and management, including seven in the global top 50. The best of these is London Business School, ranked third globally.  Chemistry  There are 36 UK universities featured in the chemistry rankings this year, including five in the global top 50. The University of Cambridge is the UK’s highest ranked chemistry school, in fourth place globally.  Chemical Engineering  22 UK institutions feature in the chemical engineering subject rankings this year, including five in the global top 25. The highest ranked chemical engineering program in the UK can be found at the University of Cambridge, in fifth place globally.  Civil Structural Engineering  There are 22 UK universities in the rankings for civil and structural engineering this year, including five in the global top 50. The top ranked program in the UK can be found at the University of Cambridge, in fifth place worldwide after dropping two positions this year.  Classics Ancient History  The classics and ancient history ranking is one of the smallest, with only 70 schools included worldwide. Nine of these are based in the UK, including the University of Oxford in second, falling from its first-place position last year.  Communication Media Studies  The communication and media studies ranking features 27 UK schools, including eight in the global top 50. The highest ranked of these is LSE, which ranks third globally.  Computer Science Information Systems  One of the largest rankings, featuring 651 schools worldwide, a total of 52 UK universities feature in the computer science and information systems ranking. The University of Oxford is the highest ranked UK school, placing sixth globally.  Dentistry  Dentistry is one of the smallest subject rankings this year, with only 60 universities featured worldwide. There are seven UK institutions feature in the dentistry rankings this year, including the highest ranking King s College London (KCL) in joint fifth, after dropping four places.   Development Studies  There are 19 UK universities featured in the rankings for development studies, with 11 of these in the global top 50. The University of Sussex takes first place worldwide, achieving a perfect score for academic reputation.    Earth Marine Sciences  The earth and marine sciences ranking features 24 UK schools, including eight in the global top 50. The top spot in the UK is claimed by the University of Cambridge in fourth place globally.  Economics Econometrics  An impressive 51 UK institutions are featured in the rankings for economics and econometrics this year, including six in the global top 50. Unsurprisingly, LSE is the highest ranked UK institution for economics and econometrics, in joint sixth place worldwide.  Education  42 education institutions in the UK feature in the global rankings this year, with nine of these in the world top 50. The highest ranked program in the UK, and the world, is found at the UCL Institute of Education at University College London and the school earns a perfect score in the academic reputation indicator this year.  Electrical Electronic Engineering  One of the largest rankings, 38 UK universities feature in the electrical and electronic engineering table this year. The highest ranked of these is the University of Cambridge, which falls two places this year to sixth globally.  English Language Literature  Unsurprisingly, the UK performs very well for English language and literature, with 42 schools in the rankings, including 16 in the global top 50. The University of Oxford is in first place globally (with a perfect score for academic reputation), closely followed by its rival, the University of Cambridge, in second.  Environmental Sciences  There are 42 UK institutions featured in the environmental sciences ranking this year, including eight in the global top 50. The highest ranked university in the UK is the University of Oxford, in fourth place globally.  Geography   The UK performs very well for geography this year, with 30 schools featured, including 14 in the global top 50. The top three places in the world are taken up by UK institutions, with the University of Oxford in first, LSE in second and the University of Cambridge in third.  Geology   The UK claims 25 of the top 200 geology schools in the world. The University of Cambridge overtakes the University of Oxford to claim first place in the UK and fifth place globally.   Geophysics  23 schools offering geophysics courses are found in the UK this year, including 11 new entries. The best UK school to study geophysics is the University of Cambridge in seventh place, overtaking the University of Oxford this year.   History  History is another strong ranking for UK institutions, with 29 universities featured, with 13 of these in the global top 50. The highest ranked history program in the UK can be found at the University of Oxford, in second place globally and achieving a perfect score for academic reputation.  Hospitality Leisure Management  10 UK schools feature in the rankings for hospitality and leisure management, including three in the global top 20. The highest ranked of these is the University of Surrey, in 11th place worldwide after dropping three positions.  Law  UK law schools make up 37 of the 320 universities featured worldwide. There are eight UK schools in the worldwide top 50, including the UK’s highest ranked school the University of Oxford, in second place globally.  Library Information Management  The library and information management ranking is small with only 50 universities featured across the world. The UK claims five of these, including the highest ranked university globally, The University of Sheffield, rising one place this year and earning a perfect score in the academic reputation indicator.   Linguistics  There are 27 linguistics programs in the UK featured in the 2021 rankings, including six in the global top 50. The highest ranked programs in the UK can be found at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, with both ranking in joint third place.  Materials Science  27 materials science programs in the UK feature in the rankings this year, including four in the global top 50. The University of Cambridge takes the top spot in the UK, placing fourth globally.   Mathematics  One of the largest subject rankings, with 500 schools featured globally, an impressive 37 UK schools are in the mathematics rankings, including six in the global top 50. The highest-ranked UK mathematics program can be found at the University of Cambridge, in fourth place globally.  Mechanical, Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering  38 UK institutions feature in the rankings for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering this year, including five in the global top 50. The highest ranked school in the UK is the University of Cambridge, ranked third worldwide.  Medicine  An impressive 43 UK schools feature in the rankings for medicine this year, including eight in the global top 50. The highest ranked program can be found at the University of Oxford, in second place globally.   Mineral Mining Engineering  Only one UK university features in the rankings for mineral and mining engineering this year: The Camborne School of Mines at the University of Exeter, which places eighth globally after rising an incredible six places.  Modern Languages  Of the 323 modern language schools globally, 29 are in the UK. The University of Oxford is the best university in the UK this year for modern languages, in joint first place globally. In total, six UK schools feature in the global top 50.   Nursing  The UK performs well for nursing this year, with seven out of the 16 schools featured in the ranking making it into the global top 50. The highest ranked nursing program in the UK can be found at King s College London (KCL), in second place globally.  Performing Arts  An impressive 23 UK schools feature in the performing arts rankings this year, including a staggering 13 in the global top 50. The highest-ranked program can be found at the Royal College of Music, which takes second place globally.   Petroleum Engineering  The petroleum engineering rankings feature the top 151 schools globally for the subject. 14 of these schools are in the UK, with the highest-ranking UK university Imperial College London in sixth place worldwide.   Pharmacy Pharmacology  There are 26 UK institutions featured in the pharmacy and pharmacology rankings this year, including eight in the global top 50. The UK is home to the highest-ranked pharmacy and pharmacology program in the world: The University of Oxford taking first place. The University of Edinburgh is a new entry this year, placing at joint 33rd globally.   Philosophy  23 UK universities feature in the rankings for philosophy this year, with nine of these in the global top 50. The highest-ranked philosophy program in the UK can be found at the University of Oxford, in fourth place globally.   Physics Astronomy  There are 37 UK universities featured in the physics and astronomy rankings this year, including six in the global top 50. The University of Cambridge is home to the country’s top-ranking program, ranking fourth out of the 600 universities featured globally.   Politics International Studies   The UK performs well in the politics and international studies ranking, with 27 programs featured, including seven in the global top 50. The highest-ranked program in the UK can be found at the University of Oxford, which rises one place this year to rank third globally.  Psychology  A whopping 38 UK schools feature in the rankings for psychology this year, including seven in the global top 50. The highest-ranked program in the country can be found at the University of Oxford, overtaking the University of Cambridge this year to rank in third place globally.   Social Policy Administration  There are 19 social policy and administration programs in the UK featured in the rankings, with over half of these in the global top 50. The highest-ranked program can be found at the University of Oxford, in second place globally.   Sociology  38 UK institutions feature in the rankings for sociology this year, including nine in the global top 50. Once again, the University of Oxford is the highest-ranked university in the UK, in second place globally.  Sports-related Subjects   The University of Loughborough remains the best school in the UK – and the world. A further 17 UK schools feature in the sports rankings, including eight in the global top 50.  Statistics Operational Research   There are 23 UK universities in the statistics and operational research rankings, with eight of these placing in the global top 50. The highest ranked program in the UK can be found at the University of Oxford, in fifth place globally.  Theology, Divinity Religious Studies  Of the 120 schools globally offering theology, divinity and religious studies courses, 16 are found in the UK.  Nine of these UK schools place in the global top 50. The highest ranked program can be found at the University of Oxford, which falls one place this year to third globally.  Veterinary Science  Eight UK institutions feature in the rankings for veterinary science this year, including five in the global top 20. The Royal Veterinary College, University of London is the world’s highest ranked university in the world this year, rising from second place.  At a glance: top UK universities  University  Amount of number one ranks for the UK in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021  University of Oxford   19*   University of Cambridge   15*   London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)   3  King’s College London  2  University College London (UCL)  2  London Business School  1  Loughborough University  1  Royal College of Art  1  Royal College of Music  1  Royal Veterinary College  1  The University of Sheffield  1  The University of Exeter  1  The University of Reading  1  The University of Surrey  1  The University of Sussex  1  Imperial College London  1  *indicates one number-one ranking has been shared with another university  FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppCopy Link Off Rankings United Kingdom Off Off Find out the best universities in the UK for each of the 51 subjects featured in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.  University Subject Rankings Related Categories: subject rankings UK /university-rankings-articles/university-subject-rankings No ELSEVIER logo Off IREG logo Off Methodology Page Off QS Stars logo Off Hide Share from Header in mobile Off Hide Flag from Header in mobile Off


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