QS Subject Ranking

In addition to ranking universities, QS also (since 2011) identify leading university disciplines world-wide. Irish institutions in the top 200 are as follows.

Note that there are methodological differences between each of the surveys, so a direct comparison may not be particularly valuable.

 

 

2016 ranking Subject area 2015 ranking 2014 ranking 2013 ranking 2012 ranking 2011 ranking
31 Nursing TCD
31 Veterinary Science UCD 40
32 English Language & Literature TCD 32 25 28 14 32
34 Nursing UCC
39 Modern Languages TCD 49 42 42= 51-100 51-100
43 Politics & International Studies TCD 33 46 31= 45 50
51-100 Agriculture UCD 51-100 51-100 51-100
51-100 Archaeology UCD
51-100 Art & Design NCAD 51-100
51-100 Biological Sciences TCD 48 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100
51-100 Chemistry TCD 51-100 101-150 51-100 51-100 36
51-100 Development Studies UCD 45
51-100 Education TCD 51-100 101-150 101-150 51-100
51-100 English Language & Literature UCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 49 51-100
51-100 Geography TCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 40 51-100
51-100 History TCD 39 48 33= 38 39
51-100 History UCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100
51-100 Law TCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100
51-100 Law UCD 51-100 51-100 101-150 101-150 51-100
51-100 Materials Science TCD
51-100 Modern Languages UCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 151-200
51-100 Nursing UCD
51-100 Performing Arts TCD
51-100 Pharmacy & Pharmacology TCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 101-150
51-100 Pharmacy & Pharmacology UCC 49 151-200 151-200 101-150
51-100 Philosophy TCD 51-100 101-150 101-150 51-100 51-100
51-100 Politics & International Studies UCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 101-150 51-100
51-100 Social Policy TCD
51-100 Social Policy UCD
51-100 Sociology TCD 101-150 101-150 51-100 51-100 48
101-150 Accounting & Finance TCD 101-150 51-100 51-100 101-150 51-100
101-150 Biological Sciences UCC 101-150 101-150 51-100 101-150 101-150
101-150 Biological Sciences UCD 101-150 151-200 51-100 151-200 101-150
101-150 Business & Management Studies UCD 101-150
101-150 Chemistry UCD 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200 101-150
101-150 Computer Science TCD 51-100 101-150 51-100 51-100 101-150
101-150 Computer Science UCD 101-150 151-200 101-150 51-100 51-100
101-150 Economics & Econometrics TCD 101-150 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100
101-150 Economics & Econometrics UCD 101-150 101-150 101-150 51-100
101-150 Education UCD 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200
101-150 Electrical Engineering UCC 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
101-150 Electrical Engineering UCD 101-150 101-150 151-200 151-200 151-200
101-150 Geography UCD 51-100 101-150 51-100 101-150 51-100
101-150 Law UCC 101-150 51-100 51-100 101-150 51-100
101-150 Linguistics TCD 101-150 101-150 101-150
101-150 Physics & Astronomy TCD 151-200 101-150 101-150 51-100 49
101-150 Psychology TCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 48
101-150 Sociology UCD 101-150 151-200 101-150 101-150 51-100
151-200 Accounting & Finance UCD 151-200 51-100 51-100 101-150 101-150
151-200 Business & Management Studies TCD 101-150
151-200 Chemical Engineering UCC 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
151-200 Chemical Engineering UCD 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150 51-100
151-200 Civil Engineering TCD 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 51-100
151-200 Civil Engineering UCD 151-200 101-150 101-150 101-150 51-100
151-200 Earth Science NUIG 151-200 151-200
151-200 Earth Science UCD 151-200 151-200 151-200
151-200 Electrical Engineering TCD 151-200 151-200 101-150 51-100 51-100
151-200 English Language & Literature NUIG 151-200 151-200
151-200 English Language & Literature NUIM 201-250 51-100 151-200
151-200 English Language & Literature UCC 151-200 101-150 151-200
151-200 Geography NUIG
151-200 Geography NUIM 101-150 101-150 101-150 101-150
151-200 History NUIG 101-150 101-150
151-200 Materials Science UCD 151-200
151-200 Mathematics UCD 151-200 101-150
151-200 Mechanical Engineering TCD 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150 51-100
151-200 Modern Languages DCU 201-250
151-200 Modern Languages UCC 101-150 51-100 51-100 101-150
151-200 Philosophy UCD 151-200 101-150 101-150 51-100
151-200 Physics & Astronomy UCD 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200 151-200
151-200 Statistics UCD 151-200 151-200 151-200
201-250 Biological Sciences NUIG 201-250 151-200
201-250 Chemistry DCU 201-250
201-250 Chemistry UCC 201-250 151-200
201-250 Computer Science DCU 201-250 151-200 151-200
201-250 Computer Science NUIG 101-150 101-150 151-200
201-250 Computer Science UCC 201-250
201-250 English Language & Literature DCU
201-250 English Language & Literature UL 201-250 151-200
201-250 Environmental Sciences TCD 151-200 101-150 151-200 101-150 101-150
201-250 Environmental Sciences UCC 151-200 101-150 151-200 101-150 101-150
201-250 Environmental Science UCD 201-250 151-200 151-200 101-150
201-250 Mathematics TCD 151-200 151-200
201-250 Modern Languages UL 201-250 151-200 151-200
201-300 Education NUIG
201-300 Education UCC 151-200
201-300 Education UL 151-200 151-200
201-300 Mechanical Engineering UCD 151-200
201-300 Mechanical Engineering UL 201-300
251-300 Chemistry NUIG 251-300
251-300 Electrical Engineering DIT 251-300 151-200
251-300 Electrical Engineering NUIG 251-300 151-200
251-300 Environmental Sciences NUIG
251-300 Physics UCC 251-300 151-200
301-400 Mathematics NUIG 301-400
351-400 Computer Science UL 251-300
401-500 Computer Science DIT
401-500 Computer Science NUIM 301-400
Accounting & Finance NUIG 151-200
Agriculture NUIG 151-200
Chemical Engineering NUIG 101-150
Communication & Media Studies DCU 151-200
Earth Science TCD 101-150
Earth Science UCC 151-200 151-200
Geography UCC 151-200 151-200 151-200
History UCC 151-200
Law NUIG 151-200 101-150
Linguistics UCD 101-150 101-150
Mathematics UCC 151-200
Mechanical Engineering NUIG 151-200 101-150
Mechanical Engineering UCC 51-100
Medicine NUIG 201-250
Medicine RCSI 301-400 151-200
Medicine TCD 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100 51-100
Medicine UCC 151-200 151-200 101-150 151-200 151-200
Medicine UCD 151-200 151-200 151-200 101-150 101-150
Metallurgy UCD 151-200
Pharmacy & Pharmacology NUIG 151-200 151-200
Pharmacy & Pharmacology UCD 151-200 151-200
Politics DCU 151-200
Psychology UCD 101-150 151-200 51-100
Sociology NUIG 151-200

Methodology: “… While it may be reasonable to expect a university to have a decent understanding of its average faculty-student ratio, to break that down by faculty or department is difficult in even the most advanced cultures of data provision. For this reason the methodology for QS World University Rankings by Subject has been narrowed to include only those indicators that bypass the direct involvement of institutions and can reliably be stratified by subject discipline …” (more)

 

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