Top marks for 11 subjects in QS world rankings

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Goldsmiths has been named as one of the world’s top universities for the study of 11 subjects, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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The 2023 edition of the rankings shows Communications and Media Studies ranks 11th globally and second in the UK.   

The analysis shows we are home to seven top 100 subjects, putting us in the top 30 in the UK. The 11 subjects to achieve a top ranking are:  

  • Communication & Media Studies 
  • History of Art 
  • Art and Design
  • Performing Arts 
  • Anthropology 
  • Sociology 
  • English Language & Literature 
  • Development Studies 
  • Psychology 
  • Education 
  • Computer Science & Information Systems 

Mapping this subject assessment onto our departmental stucture it means that 12 of Goldsmiths' academic departments feature. They are: MCCS, Visual Cultures, Art, Design, Theatre and Performance, Music, Anthropology, Sociology, English and Creative Writing, Psychology, Educational Studies and Computing. 

The rankings provide a comparative analysis of 15,703 individual university programmes at 1,594 universities in 93 locations around the world across 54 academic disciplines and five broad Faculty Areas.  

In the broad subject areas, Goldsmiths performs best in Arts and Humanities with a ranking of 107, an improvement on the College’s 2022 ranking in this area of 143.