Top results for Australian and New Zealand universities in latest QS Subject Rankings

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 have just been released and Australian and New Zealand universities have again been ranked among the world’s best in a wide range of academic subjects. 

QS have listed the top 500 universities in the world in 42 different subject areas.  Scores are made up of four factors: Academic reputation; Employer reputation; Research citations per paper; H-index (Hirsch index – see the QS website for an explanation of what this is!). 

To see the rankings for all 42 subjects please have a look at the QS Rankings website, but here’s a few of the highlights for Australian and New Zealand universities: 

Arts & Humanities

10 - Australian National University (ANU)

15 - University of Sydney

17 - University of Melbourne

25 - University of Auckland

Sports-related subjects:

1 - University of Sydney

3 – University of Queensland

7 – University of Otago

23 – UNSW Australia

Pharmacy and Pharmacology:

2 – Monash University

20 – University of Sydney


15 – University of Sydney

19 – University of Melbourne

 Veterinary Science

11 - University of Sydney

15 - University of Melbourne

23 - Massey University

Accounting and Finance

11 - UNSW Australia

14 - University of Melbourne

20 - University of Sydney

23 - Australian National University (ANU)

Environmental Science:

12 – University of Queensland

15 – UNSW Australia

19 – University of Melbourne

24 – Australian National University

Mining and Mineral Engineering:

2 – Curtin University

3 – University of Queensland

11 – University of Western Australia

14 – University of Melbourne

15 – UNSW Australia

20 – University of Adelaide

Don’t panic if your intended university isn’t listed here, rankings are only one factor to consider when deciding on your university and degree, read this page for more information about Rankings and Reputation, or contact a Study Options student advisor for advice on choosing your programme.

Many of the above listed universities will be represented at our Open Days in Birmingham and London next week, come along to meet them and find out more.

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