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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

We have nine subjects in the world top 100, three of which are among the world top 30

The University of York features among the world's elite institutions in all five subject areas featured in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject. Three subjects are ranked among the top 30 in the world.

Archaeology (18th) English Language and Literature (28th) and Social Policy and Administration (29th) all remain in the world top 30. A further six subjects feature in the top 100: Education, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. Overall our Arts and Humanities subjects rank 72nd in the world, up six places.

Within the UK, Archaeology (5th), English (8th), Linguistics (10th) and Social Policy and Administration (6th) all place in the top 10 for their subject areas. 

Full details can be found on the QS Top Universities website.

QS rankings rate universities according to their academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. QS ranked 1,543 institutions in total across 51 subjects in 5 subject areas.

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