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2021 QS World University Rankings ranks University of Warwick in world’s top 100 universities for 16 subjects

University of WarwickThe University of Warwick has been named as one of the world’s top 100 universities for the study of 16 subjects, according to the 2021 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released at 9pm on 3rd March 2021.

The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) examined 14,435 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,452 universities across the world. QS found that this year:

  • The University of Warwick’s best performances were in Mathematics, and in Statistics, which were both ranked 21st in the world.
  • English Language & Literature also highly ranked at 22nd.
  • In Academic Reputation Warwick’s best performance was in Mathematics, scoring 87.9
  • In Employer Reputation, the university’s best performance came in the category “Communication & Media Studies” (covering Warwick’s Department of Film and Television Studies) scoring of 81.5.
  • In research impact, the University of Warwick received a score of 90.6 for Statistics & Operational Research.

QS’s top 100 Ranked Specific Subject Areas for The University of Warwick are:

      • Statistics (& Operational Research) 21st
      • Mathematics 21st
      • English Language & Literature 22nd
      • Business & Management Studies (WBS - Warwick Business School) 24th
      • Economics 25th
      • Philosophy 43rd
      • History 42nd
      • Modern Languages 55th
      • Accounting & Finance (WBS Warwick Business School) 44th
      • Performing Arts (Theatre Studies) 49th
      • Sociology 58th
      • Psychology 62nd
      • Law 93rd
      • Computer Science & Information Systems 96th
      • Communication & Media Studies (Film and Television Studies) 51-100
      • Politics & International Studies 51- 100

      Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Croft said:

      “I’m delighted that the dedication and hard work of the Warwick community has today been recognised by the QS 2021 world subject rankings. This global recognition is not only a fantastic achievement for our university, but also for our region – and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Warwick over the last year.”

      PJD 3 March 2021

      For further information please contact:

      Peter Dunn, Director of Press and Media Relations
      University of Warwick


      Tom Frew - Senior Press and Media Relations Manager
      University of Warwick
      Telephone: +44(0)7785433155