Trinity moves up in 2019 QS Subject Rankings

Trinity ranks in top 50 universities worldwide for six subjects

Trinity has been ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide for six subjects in the latest QS World Universities Subject Rankings, an increase of two subjects from last year.

The six high-performing subjects include Classics and Ancient History, ranked 13 globally, English Language and Literature, ranked 28, and Mineral and Mining Engineering, ranked 39.  

Trinity’s courses in Nursing (41), Performing Arts (42) and Pharmacy and Pharmacology (50) also feature in the top 50 globally in their respective subject rankings.

In the world’s top 100 universities, Trinity ranked amongst them for 14 more subjects, including:  History, Modern Languages, Theology Divinity and Religious Studies, Computer Science & Information Systems, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Geography, Materials Science, Education, Law, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration and Sports-related subjects.

Trinity also ranked among the top 100 global universities in the following four broad subject areas: Arts & Humanities (50), Engineering & Technology (88) Life Sciences & Medicine (89) as well as in Social Sciences and Management (89).

In Ireland, Trinity ranks in first place for 29 subjects.

The QS World University Rankings 2019 are decided from a review of 1,200 universities from a total of 78 locations. Grades are given according to academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (citations).

Commenting on this year’s achievements, Trinity’s Dean of Research, Professor Linda Doyle said: “It is no mean feat to be in the top 100 in the world. At a time when the third level sector in Ireland is coming under ever-increasing pressure, for Trinity to be in the top 100 in the world for 20 different subjects is a great result and testament to our excellent staff and students. It also speaks to the breadth of expertise and diversity of our research strengths in Trinity.”

Trinity is ranked 104 in the world in the 2018/19 QS World University Ranking across all indicators.

Eliza Meller

Eliza Meller is the Head Photographer at Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister of English Studies.