Success continues for the University of Birmingham in the global rankings

The University of Birmingham remains among the best performing research-intensive universities in the world

The University of Birmingham has maintained its position among the world’s best performing research-intensive universities – with seven fields placed in the Top 50 of the latest QS World University Rankings by subject.

Two of the University’s five faculty areas are in the top 100 of the prestigious global ranking – with Life Sciences & Medicine at 68 and Arts & Humanities at 64.

Sports, dentistry, English, theology, anatomy and physiology, performing arts and linguistics all feature in the Top 50. Again, sports are in the top 10 (7), linguistics up 21 places to 28, performing arts up three places to at 49. and English with one place at 26.

There are 27 fields in the top 100 – an increase of five on last year, with Civil Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Mechanical Engineering and Modern Languages ​​all new in the top 100 for 2024.

The most remarkable increases are: Psychology (+16 to 58); Materials Science (+22 to 70); Mechanical engineering (+19 to 85); Sociology (+26 out of 100); and Environmental Sciences (+21 to 100).

“Students at the University of Birmingham benefit from an outstanding, research-intensive education that develops the knowledge, skills and attributes sought by employers and offers great career prospects for our graduates.

Birmingham was recently revealed as the UK university most targeted by the country’s top graduate employers, according to ‘The Graduate Market in 2024’. This latest survey of almost 1,600 universities worldwide underlines our reputation as the destination of choice for those looking to secure a top career in many fields.

“With 27 subjects in the top 100 – seven of which are in the top 50, with sports-related subjects in the top 10 – the rankings recognize Birmingham as a place for leading scientists, professionals and students who want to be engaged in the world. – class research and earn a degree that will enhance professional opportunities around the world.”

The QS World University Rankings are the most widely used global rankings and are a measure of a university’s global reputation.

Birmingham has a reputation for providing a world-class training environment, not only for its own international student-athletes, but also for hosting international athletes ahead of world sporting events. The university has provided competition venues for squash and hockey during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

In 1946, Birmingham became the first university in the UK to offer a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, extending the initial emphasis on physical education. Today, the School of

This year’s ranking covers 54 academic disciplines, in each of which 1,597 universities are evaluated. If the institution offers both the subject and produces sufficient research papers, it will be awarded a point.

From these scores, a ranking table is produced to display anything from the top 50 to the top 500 institutions per subject. The rankings are made using selected indicators to assess the institutions’ international reputation in each field, plus research impact.

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