Birkbeck performs strongly in the Arts and Humanities in global subject rankings

The College’s arts and humanities courses rank in the top 100 globally, fifth in London and 18th in the UK

Arts and humanities at Birkbeck have been ranked among the top 100 worldwide for teaching and research, in this year’s Times Higher University Rankings by subject.

The THE World University Rankings are considered the most comprehensive and most robust global university rankings. The 2018 arts and humanities table judges world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

As well as ranking 87 globally, the College’s arts and humanities courses are ranked fifth in London and 18th in the UK. Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck include the School of Arts’ literature, theatre and cultural studies programmes, history of art, languages, film and media, plus the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy’s archaeology, history, linguistics and philosophy programmes.

Professor Anthony Bale, Executive Dean of the School of Arts, said: "I am thrilled that the high quality of the teaching and research taking place in the arts and humanities at Birkbeck has been recognised in the THE World Subject Rankings. The creativity of our scholarship offers students the opportunity to contemplate and interrogate the world around them in bold and original ways. I congratulate colleagues whose work in the arts and humanities has contributed to our position today in the global arena.”

Birkbeck has also improved its position in this year’s THE World Subject Ranking in the social sciences and the business and economics rankings.

The Times Higher Subject Rankings follow Birkbeck’s strong performance in the overall Times Higher World University Rankings, where the College’s international outlook was particularly highly ranked.

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