Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London has been ranked eighth in the world according to a respected league table based on research impact, and employer and academic reputation.
Goldsmiths has also been ranked top 50 in the world for Anthropology, Art & Design, Performing Arts (covering Music and Theatre & Performance) and Sociology – placing the university in the top 1% of all universities who participated in the rankings for these subjects.
For the first time the university has also been ranked as a top 100 institution for Arts and Humanities – rising to 78 from 153 in the 2016 rankings.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject research, which evaluated 4,438 universities across the globe, found the university now features among the top institutions in 10 subjects and two subject areas (Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences and Management).
Patrick Loughrey, Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London said:
“These results show how Goldsmiths is a globally-recognised institution – and reflects the hard work of our both our students and staff. To be so well placed in so many subjects is a testament to the efforts of everyone here."
Professor Lisa Blackman, co-Head of Department, Media and Communications said:
"Our reputation is global partly because our staff teach and research global issues from Filipino disaster relief to European migration, partly because of our stellar alumni working across the planet, partly because our research has national and international impact, partly because our staff includes founding figures in media, cultural and communications studies, and partly because of our unique blend of critical, creative and professional teaching, research and learning.
"We make media, change media and open up what might count as media within the broadest possible sense. Our research traditions have shaped the past and will shape the future of the field and we look forward to the next 38 years!"
Media and Communications’ eighth-place ranking represents a rise of 19 places from 27th in 2016.
More about the QS World University Rankings.