The latest QS World University Rankings by subject has placed Newcastle University amongst the world’s top universities in a range of subject areas.
The ranking is based on the academic and employer reputation and the research impact. Twenty-seven subjects across Newcastle’s three faculties appear in the list. Newcastle is ranked in the top 100 universities for five subjects and in the top 200 for further 13.
Dentistry and Geography are ranked as the best performing subjects, placed at 32nd and 50th places in the world respectively.
Hugh Vermont, a geography undergraduate student, said:
“I really value the flexibility and the variety of the modules offered on my course as it allows me to study a broad range of academic material from different disciplines.
“My favourite module has been the Berlin Fieldtrip module for very obvious reasons! I got to spend a week in one of Europe’s most interesting cities, I made a load of new friends and the basis of the trip was one of the areas I am most fascinated.”
Anna Davies, a dentistry student, said:
“The teaching quality is excellent within the Dental School – you have leading world experts giving you lectures on their specialist subjects. There are also a lot of dentists that come in to supervise clinics this allows you to get advice and teaching from several different sources.”
She added: “Every student has a personal tutor for their five years within the dental school. You can go to your personal tutor for advice and help throughout your time at the dental school”
QS World University Rankings by subject has been published since 2011. This year they evaluated 4438 universities and 1117 of these were ranked.
This involves evaluating universities across 50 criteria and awarding them between one and five stars. Last year Newcastle University was one of only 17 universities in the world, and only 2 in the UK, to achieve 5 plus QS stars.
Professor Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and Internationalisation, Newcastle University, comments on Newcastle’s success:
“The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject results reflect the world-class teaching and research, across all of our three faculties. The ranking is a testament to the brilliant work done by everyone at the University and the outstanding support we offer to our students during their time at Newcastle.”
“The positive results highlight our commitment to delivering the best possible teaching, learning and research for our students through continuous investment in improving facilities on campus and teaching standards.”