Sheffield ranked among ‘world’s elite’ in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Archaeology at Sheffield in top 50 in the world

Results published today (8 March 2017) in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 reaffirm our global excellence in research, academic performance and the reputation of our departments and our students when they enter employment.

We’ve been ranked among the world’s top 25 for Archaeology. Equally impressive are the scores for the Philosophy, History, and English Language and Literature which are all ranked in the world’s top 100. These results also shine when compared with other UK universities: Archaeology is ranked 6th in the UK, Philosophy is ranked 8th, History is 13th, Modern Languages is in the top 20 and English Language and Literature is in the top 25 nationally.

The QS World University Rankings by subject is an annual league table of the top universities in the world and is arguably the best-known and respected ranking of its kind. The rankings are widely used by prospective and current students, university professionals and governments worldwide as an independent global comparison between different institutions. Featuring more subjects than ever before (46 to be precise), this year’s ranking is the largest of its kind. 

Professor Jacqueline Labbe, Vice-President and Head of Faculty for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, commented:

“I am very pleased but not surprised that we have achieved such high rankings in Archaeology, History, English and Philosophy in the QS World Rankings by subject today. It is excellent news and a testament to the outstanding research, learning and teaching which takes place throughout our departments.

The achievement of our subjects is especially significant when viewed in the UK context and recognises the expertise of staff in our departments, the quality of their research, and their reputation for equipping their students with the essential skills, knowledge and expertise they need to pursue their chosen careers.“

In the QS World Rankings 2017, the Faculty is in 112th position globally.

The edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject is the largest-ever ranking of its kind. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 feature four new subjects this year, meaning the rankings now cover a total of 46 disciplines – highlighting the world’s top-performing universities in each academic area.

It is excellent news and a testament to the outstanding research, learning and teaching which takes place throughout our departments.

PROFESSOR JACQUELINE LABBE, VICE-PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF FACULTY (FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES)

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