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Out Now: QS World University Tops by Subject 2019

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The QS World University Tops 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

Agriculture & Forestry

Anatomy & Physiology

Anthropology

United Kingdom

Archaeology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Architecture

United Kingdom

Art & Design

United Kingdom

Biological Sciences

Harvard University

United States

Business & Management Studies

Harvard University

United States

Chemical Engineering

United States

Chemistry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Civil Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Classics & Ancient History

Communication & Media Studies

Netherlands

Computer Science & Information Systems

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Dentistry

Development Studies

United Kingdom

Earth & Marine Sciences

Economics

Harvard University

United States

Education

UCL Institute of Education

United Kingdom

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

English Language & Literature

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Environmental Studies

United States

Geography

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

History

Harvard University

United States

Hospitality & Leisure Management

Law

Harvard University

United States

Library & Information Management

Linguistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Materials Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Mathematics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Medicine

Harvard University

United States

Mineral & Mining Engineering

United States

Modern Languages

Harvard University

United States

Nursing

United States

Performing Arts

United States

Pharmacy & Pharmacology

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Philosophy

United States

Physics & Astronomy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Politics & International Studies

Harvard University

United States

Psychology

Harvard University

United States

Social Policy & Administration

United Kingdom

Sociology

Harvard University

United States

Sports-related Subjects

United Kingdom

Statistics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies

Harvard University

United States

Veterinary Science

United Kingdom

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

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Written by Craig OCallaghan
As editor of Kyohaku.com, Craig oversees the site's editorial content and network of student contributors. He also plays a key editorial role in the publication of several guides and reports, including the QS Top Grad School Guide.

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