UCD – No. 1 in Ireland for 40 subjects

QS World University Subject Rankings 2017‌

‌‌Each year QS publishes rankings by subject areas.  46 subjects are categorised.  UCD offers 43 of these and is ranked number 1 in Ireland in 40.  The 46 subjects are grouped into 5 areas and UCD is ranked number 1 in Ireland in each of these 5 areas.

Subject Groups 2017 National rank 2017 World Rank
Arts & Humanities 1 50-100
Engineering & Technology 1 100-150
Life Sciences & Medicine 1 100-150
Natural Sciences 1 100-150
Social Sciences & Management 1 100-150

UCD is ranked in the top 50 in the world for two subjects: English Language & Literature (45) and Veterinary Science (29).

Outside the top 50, QS groups the rankings into bands of 50.  UCD has 13 subjects in the top 100 in the world.

Subject 2017 National rank 2017 World Rank
Veterinary Science 1 29
English Language & Literature 1 45
Agriculture & Forestry 1 51-100
Archaeology 1 51-100
Development Studies 1 51-100
Geography 1 51-100
History 1 51-100
Law 1 51-100
Modern Languages 1 51-100
Nursing 2 51-100
Philosophy 1 51-100
Politics & International Studies 1 51-100
Sports-related subjects 1 51-100

 


Subject 2017 National rank 2017 World Rank
Arts & Humanities 1 83
Archaeology 1 51-100
Architecture / Built Environment 1 101-150
English Language & Literature 1 45
History 1 51-100
Linguistics 1 251-300
Modern Languages 1 51-100
Performing Arts 1 >100
Philosophy 1 51-100
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies 1 >100
 
Engineering & Technology 1 107
Computer Science & Information Systems 1 101-150
Engineering - Chemical 1 151-200
Engineering - Civil & Structural 1 >200
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic 1 101-150
Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 1 201-250
Engineering - Mineral & Mining 1 >50
 
Life Sciences & Medicine 1 145
Agriculture & Forestry 1 51-100
Anatomy & Physiology 1 >100
Biological Sciences 1 101-150
Medicine 1 151-200
Nursing 2 51-100
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 2 151-200
Psychology 2 201-250
Veterinary Science 1 29
 
Natural Sciences 1 141
Chemistry 1 101-150
Earth & Marine Sciences 1 151-200
Geography 1 51-100
Environmental Sciences 1 201-250
Materials Science 1 151-200
Mathematics 1 151-200
Physics & Astronomy 1 151-200
 
Social Sciences & Management 1 111
Accounting & Finance 1 151-200
Anthropology 1 >100
Business & Management Studies 1 101-150
Development Studies 1 51-100
Education 1 101-150
Economics & Econometrics 1 101-150
Hospitality & Leisure Management 1 >50
Law 1 51-100
Politics & International Studies 1 51-100
Social Policy & Administration 1 >100
Sociology 1 101-150
Sports-related Subjects 1 51-100
Statistics & Operational Research 1 151-200

Note: subjects with a ranking in white do not rank beyond the number shown

To compile these rankings, QS evaluated 4,438 universities, qualified 3,098 and ranked 1,117 institutions in total. The rankings are based on scores accumulated over a five year period – from 2012 to 2016.