Department of Archaeology ranked 13th in the World!

The QS World University Rankings were published today and we are delighted to be among the top Archaeology departments world wide – we are ranked 13th in the world!

QS World University Rankings® are the most widely read University comparison of their kind. First published in 2004, the ranking highlights more than 800 of the top Universities in the world, based on six key performance indicators. This is the first year that Archaeology has been ranked as a subject category.

In particular, our QS ranking acknowledges our global excellence in research, academic performance and the reputation of our department and our students when they enter employment. Study in the Archaeology Department at Sheffield prepares students exceptionally well for their careers and it is fantastic to receive strong confirmation of that from the employers of our graduates.

I am delighted with this recognition of the international standing of the department. To be ranked as being among the very best Archaeology departments in the world is testament to the expertise of our staff, the quality of the research projects that they lead, and the skill and dedication they show in embedding their research in our curriculum.

Our commitment to research-led teaching is unwavering and the benefits to our students are reflected in the excellent programme evaluations that we get from them, and the feedback that we regularly receive from employers. World Archaeology - Made in Sheffield!!

Professor Dawn Hadley, Head of Department

QS Ranking

This award is just one of the successes the Department of Archaeology has had this year. We received a 100% Overall Satisfaction score in the latest National Student Survey, which asked our final year students about their experiences in the Department. We were also awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award as part of the EU Gender Charter, which recognises our commitment to achieving gender equality and was the result of the efforts of a team of staff and students who worked in partnership on the submission. And, of course, the University of Sheffield has been listed as one of the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education.

Sheffield is a remarkable place to live, study and work. All of the recent accolades for the department and the University demonstrate what those of us who study and teach here already know!

Click to see the full QS World University Rankings® by Subject 2016: