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Success in world subject rankings

5 March 2019

Cardiff University

Four Cardiff University subjects have been ranked among the Top 50 in the world by a prestigious ranking.

Announced in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, Cardiff University’s highest ranking is in Communication and Media Studies, where it is placed 25th in the world. The University is also ranked 37th for Architecture/Built Environment, 43rd for Engineering – Mineral & Mining, and 50th for Dentistry.

The University features in the world’s Top 100 for a further five subjects: English Language & Literature; Geography; Pharmacy & Pharmacology; Psychology: and Social Policy & Administration.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities from across the world.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 cover a total of 48 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas.

For the first time, the QS rankings have also provided subject rankings for individual countries.

Within the UK Cardiff University was ranked within the Top 10 in five subject areas: Engineering – Mineral and Mining (3rd); Communication & Media Studies (4th); Architecture/Built Environment (5th); Dentistry (6th); and Psychology (10th).

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan said: “It is extremely pleasing to see our subjects performing so well in this prestigious ranking.

“It is our aim to make Cardiff University respected all over the world and this is a clear indication that we’re achieving this in a number of areas.

“Credit must be given to the hard work of our staff and student community on delivering these excellent results and pushing us towards our vision of being a world-leading, research excellent, educationally outstanding university.”

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