Nottingham subjects are among the best in the world

26 Feb 2014 09:31:59.143
The University of Nottingham features among the best in the world in a new ranking of individual subjects.

The ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’, shows that Nottingham has improved its position significantly - appearing in the world’s elite institutions (top 200) in 29 out of 30 subjects.

The new rankings also features 16 Nottingham subjects in the top 100, and eight in the top 50, compared to five last year.
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The University was placed particularly highly in Pharmacy (9th), Education (28th), Agriculture & Forestry (34th), Law (34th), Geography (39th), English Language & Literature (44th), Linguistics (44th) and Accounting & Finance (45th).

Seven subjects, including Sociology, were also placed higher than in 2013.

More than 3,000 universities worldwide were evaluated as part of the survey, with 689 ranked in total.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject series takes into the account the opinion of academics and employers via a global survey. The rankings series is the only international evaluation that allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest.

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University said: “To be placed so highly by subject out of so many universities across the globe, is testament to the exceptional standards at Nottingham, both in teaching and research. We are proud to see that our Pharmacy course has placed in the top 10 and features among the best institutions in the world.

“Following on from our success earlier this year where we were cited as having the most employable graduates by High Fliers, this is confirmation that we offer a fully rounded experience to our students of both work experience and high quality teaching delivered by academics at the forefront of research in their disciplines.”

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is the leading global provider of higher education and careers information, independent research. Its activities span across 50 countries, working with over 2,000 international universities and business schools.

The rankings are based on research citations, alongside reputational surveys of over 90,000 academics and graduate employers worldwide.

This latest ranking follows on from several high profile surveys which the University has scored highly in, including being placed number one in the High Fliers list of most employable graduates in the UK.

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