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Five Southampton Subjects in the top 50 in 2019 QS World Rankings

1 March 2019

The University of Southampton has performed well again in this year’s QS World Rankings by Subject 2018 with five subject areas placing in the top 50 globally.

Nursing at Southampton leads the way, rising to 5th in the world from 9th last year, and placing 3rd  amongst UK universities to be ranked by QS.

Nursing is joined in the world’s top 50 by:

- Mining Engineering – 30th
- Earth & Marine Sciences – 46th
- Statistics & Operational Research – 48th (joint with Archaeology)
- Archaeology – 48th

The University’s performance in these, and other areas to feature in the world’s top 100, is powered by its continued improvement in reputational rating amongst academic peers and employers around the world and good scores for research citations and ‘h-index’ which measures the productivity and impact of work published by scientists and scholars in the subject.

In addition, Southampton featured in the QS top 100 (between 51-100) in the following subjects:

  • Education
  • Engineering – Civil & Structural
  • Engineering – Electrical & Electronic
  • Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Medicine
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Psychology


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