Lancaster subjects ranked among the best in the world

Students on campus at Lancaster University beside a fountain
Students at Lancaster University

A host of Lancaster University subjects have been placed in the global top 100, according to the latest QS World Rankings.

Three LUMS subjects feature among the world’s top 100. Accounting and Finance ranks joint 65th in the world and 11th in the UK, Business and Management Studies is joint 70th globally and joint 9th in the UK, and Statistics and Operational Research is placed 51-100 in the world, and joint 10th in the UK.

Meanwhile, other Lancaster University subjects have also been ranked highly. Globally, Linguistics comes in at tenth place and English Language and Literature is 40th. Top 100 spots also go to Art and Design (51-100), Sociology (joint 83rd), Modern Languages (joint 85th), and Environmental Sciences (joint 93rd).

The QS World University Rankings by Subject includes more than 1,500 institutions across 54 different subjects, grouped into 5 faculty (broad subject) areas around the world.

The rankings base their findings on a range of quality indicators from academic reputation (based on votes from over 151,000 academics around the world) to employer reputation, research paper citations and other measures of research quality such as impact and research collaboration stability.

In addition to a number of high performing individual subjects Lancaster’s Arts and Humanities as a whole moved into the top 75 (72nd).

Lancaster also saw an improvement in ranking for all five broad subject areas.

Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Schofield said: “Whether we are exploring great works of Literature or the Amazon, analysing business practices or social care, Lancaster University is home to research that seeks to engage with and change the world for the better. To have many of our areas of excellence recognised in this global ranking is something for us all to be rightly proud of.”

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