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Discover the world's top universities that specialise in History with the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).  

Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.

Ask any historian and they’ll tell you last year’s History subject ranking saw arch-rivals Oxford and Cambridge tied for first place with nothing to separate them. This year, however, that’s all changed. Oxford has gained an edge over the Tabs, but incredibly both universities have been overtaken by Harvard University.

In fact, if History is your thing then there are few places better to be than the US. Seven of the top 10 universities are from the land that gave us Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Oprah Winfrey. Further down the table, 12 universities have made history with their first appearance in the rankings.

Interested in other courses besides History? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.

Discover the world's top universities with the QS Subjects Ranking 2016 / 2017. More than 900 universities from over 80 countries are ranked. Find out whether yours is moving up or down! More than 900 universities from over 80 countries are ranked. Find out whether yours is moving up or down!
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