Trinity placed within top 100 for various subjects in latest QS World University Rankings by Subject

Trinity’s English Department placed 22nd in its field, making it Ireland’s highest ranked subject

Trinity has placed within the top 100 globally for 21 different subjects in the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)  World University Rankings by Subject, which were released last Week.

Three subjects were placed within the top 50 globally including Pharmacy at 28th, and Nursing at 41st. While Trinity’s English Department placed 22nd in its field, making it Ireland’s highest ranked subject.

Trinity also placed within the top 100 for History, Theology, Classics, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Dentistery, Medicine, Psychology, Chemistry, Geography, Materials Science, Accounting and Finance, Education, Law, and Politics. 

Broadly, Irish universities performed well, with 40 departments improving upon their ranking from last year. Only 29 departments lowered their ranking, while 94 maintained their place from last year and 10 entered the rankings for the first time.

QS Vice-President, said “Ireland’s continued improvement in QS’ subject ranking is a testament to its resilience, having overcome more severe budget restrictions over the past decade than most of its peers in Europe and the UK”.  

The annual rankings cover a total of 54 subjects taking into account research citations, and surveys of employers and academics. Three new subjects: data science, history of art, and marketing, were added to the rankings this year.

Trinity was placed 98th overall in the most recent QS World University Rankings which were published last June. This was an improvement from 101st in the year previous.  

The QS World University Rankings began in 2004, originally in partnership with Times Higher Education (THE). They split in 2010 and now separate rankings. In 2023, Trinity placed 161st on the THE 2023 global university rankings.