Great results for Australian and New Zealand universities in QS Subject Rankings

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, 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 48 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 48 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

15 - University of Melbourne

16 - Australian National University (ANU)

17 - University of Sydney

Sports-related subjects:

2University of Sydney

3 – University of Queensland

12 – University of Otago

=21 – University of Western Australia

Pharmacy and Pharmacology:

2 – Monash University

18 – University of Sydney

=25 – University of Queensland


17 – University of Sydney

18 – University of Melbourne

 Veterinary Science

=11 - University of Sydney

15 - University of Melbourne

23 - Massey University

Accounting and Finance

=10 - UNSW Australia

=10 - University of Melbourne

18 - University of Sydney

23 - Australian National University (ANU)

Environmental Science:

12 – University of Queensland

=14 – UNSW Australia

21 – Australian National University

=22 – University of Melbourne

Mining and Mineral Engineering:

2 – Curtin University

7 – University of Western Australia

9 – UNSW Australia

10 – University of Queensland

13 – University of Melbourne

=16 – University of Adelaide

Hospitality & Leisure Management:

11 – Griffith University

16 – University of Queensland

24 – Monash University

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.

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