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Out Now: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

By Craig O

Updated March 26, 2020 Updated March 26, 2020

Discover the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 have been released, revealing the best universities for 48 different academic subjects.

The largest ranking of its kind, there are few other resources which can match this year’s subject rankings for the level of insight and assistance it can offer you when choosing a university.

Predictably, the United States and the United Kingdom are the two most dominant study destinations in this year’s ranking, with 28 and 13 number one ranks respectively. A full breakdown of the top-ranked universities by subject can be found below (two universities share first place for performing arts).

Subject

University

Location

 

Accounting & Finance

Harvard University

United States

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Agriculture & Forestry

Wageningen University

Netherlands

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Anatomy & Physiology

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

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Anthropology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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Archaeology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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Architecture

The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)

United Kingdom

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Art & Design

Royal College of Art

United Kingdom

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Biological Sciences

Harvard University

United States

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Business & Management Studies

Harvard University

United States

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Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Civil Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Classics & Ancient History

Sapienza – Università di Roma

Italy

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Communication & Media Studies

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands

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Computer Science & Information Systems

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Dentistry

Karolinska Institute

Sweden

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Development Studies

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

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Earth & Marine Sciences

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Switzerland

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Economics

Harvard University

United States

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Education

UCL Institute of Education

United Kingdom

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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English Language & Literature

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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Environmental Studies

Stanford University

United States

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Geography

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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History

Harvard University

United States

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Hospitality & Leisure Management

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Switzerland

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Law

Harvard University

United States

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Library & Information Management

University of British Columbia

Canada

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Linguistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Materials Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Medicine

Harvard University

United States

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Mineral & Mining Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

United States

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Modern Languages

Harvard University

United States

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Nursing

University of Pennsylvania

United States

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Performing Arts

Julliard School

United States

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University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Austria

Pharmacy & Pharmacology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

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Philosophy

University of Pittsburgh

United States

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Physics & Astronomy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Politics & International Studies

Harvard University

United States

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Psychology

Harvard University

United States

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Social Policy & Administration

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

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Sociology

Harvard University

United States

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Sports-related Subjects

Loughborough University

United Kingdom

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Statistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

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Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies

Harvard University

United States

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Veterinary Science

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

United Kingdom

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To explore the results on your mobile device, download the free QS World University Rankings app, which is available for iPhone and Android. For more in-depth analysis, download our dedicated online supplement.

This article was originally published in February 2019 . It was last updated in March 2020

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As Head of Content, Craig is responsible for all articles and guides published across TopUniversities and TopMBA. He has nearly 10 years of experience writing for a student audience and extensive knowledge of universities and study programs around the world.

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