QS World University Rankings

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University has sealed its place as a world leader.

Three departments have subjects in the world top 50 making a total of five in the top 100, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Linguistics rank 19th, Religious Studies 34th and Sociology 46th.  Art and Design and English Language and Literature are also in the top 100 while Arts and Humanities overall at Lancaster have stepped up six places to 110 in the world.

The rankings identify the world’s elite universities for 46 subjects based on academic reputation and employability.

The highest performing universities in 126 countries were evaluated for the rankings. As well as analysing research papers and citations, QS carries out two global surveys, of academics and employers.

Academics were asked to identify the institutions doing the best work within their own field and employers were asked which universities produce the best, most employable graduates in a particular discipline.

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Simon Guy said: "The QS World Rankings reflect both world-leading quality and international recognition and I was delighted to see several of our departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ranked in the top 50 and others ranked in the top 100 internationally, which is an outstanding achievement."

Find out more about studying arts, humanities and social science subjects at Lancaster University.