Law rises into world top 40 in THE World Subject Rankings

Published: 28 October 2020

Four subjects ranked in global top 100 rankings, with Law entering top 40

The University of Glasgow has ranked among the world’s top 100 in four out of 11 subject areas, according to the Times Higher Education’s (THE) annual World Subject Rankings.

Law rises to 40th globally out of a total of the 1,512 institutions to be included in the rankings.

The rankings cover 11 subject areas and give an overview of the best places in the world to study a chosen discipline. They rank the University of Glasgow within the top 100 globally in the following subject areas:

  • Law - 40th
  • Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health  - joint 54th
  • Arts and Humanities - 79th
  • Life Sciences - joint 91st

Five subjects improved their position year on year, with Law rising by one place, Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health by two places, and Arts and Humanities by seven places. Business and Economics moves up three groupings, and Psychology by two groupings.

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “This success is testament to the strength of the teaching we offer, as well as the world-class research activities of our staff.

“For the School of Law to rank within the top 50 globally is a fantastic achievement and shows Glasgow once again leading the way on a global stage.

“I would like to thank our staff whose dedication and passion underpin these successes.”

Professor Jane Mair, Head of the School of Law, said: “We pride ourselves on bringing together outstanding students and staff from many jurisdictions and backgrounds.  

“Our strength is in our community, in our shared commitment to excellence in everything we do, and it is good to see that strength reflected in our global reputation. This year more than ever how we work together matters.”

First published: 28 October 2020