QS subject rankings results

The University of Glasgow ranked in the world top 100 universities in 20 out of 51 subject areas in the QS World Faculty and Subject Rankings for 2021.

Veterinary Science ranked 10th in the world, an improvement of seven places on last year, while English Language & Literature, Education and Medicine also ranked within the world top 50.

The following table shows all subjects ranked within the world QS top 100. Where there is insufficient data to give a definitive position, subject areas are banded between 51-100.

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal & Vice-Chancellor at the University said: “I am pleased to see the University perform strongly across a broad range of areas in the QS World Subject rankings. It is wonderful to see Veterinary Science at Glasgow placed in the top 10 globally and I’d like to particularly congratulate my colleagues in the School of Veterinary Medicine for this fantastic achievement – along with colleagues in English Language & Literature, Education and Medicine which all ranked in the world’s top 50.

“These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff across the institution and show the impact of our research as well as the strength of our academic reputation on a global scale.”

QS Faculty or Subject area

World ranking

Veterinary Science

10

English Language & Literature

31

Education

38

Medicine

47

Biological Sciences

62

Law

65

Modern Languages

79

Sociology

86

Pharmacy & Pharmacology

94

Physics & Astronomy

94

Accounting & Finance

97

History

51-100

Performing Arts

51-100

Philosophy

51-100

Anatomy & Physiology

51-100

Nursing

51-100

Geography

51-100

Communications & Media Stories

51-100

Development Studies

51-100

Sports-related subjects

51-100

Social Policy & Administration

51-100


First published: 10 March 2021