The subjects ranked among the top hundred worldwide were Geography (39), Environmental science (40), Social policy & Administration (46) and Sociology (49). Linguistics, Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Media & Communication studies, Economics, Chemistry and Geology & Oceanography were all ranked in the range 51 – 100. Biology, law, modern languages and education ranked between 101 and 150.

Ten subjects the best in Sweden

Ten subjects were also rated best in Sweden. According to QS, Stockholm University is the best nationally in Anthropology, Philosophy, Geology & Oceanography, Linguistics, Media & Communication studies, Modern languages, Social policy & Administration, Sociology, Chemistry and Education.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

QS Rankings are published annually by the British firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Universities and subjects are ranked nationally and internationally. Together with Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS is one of the most influential and trusted ranking lists.

This year, QS subject rankings evaluated 4 438 universities and ranked 1 117 of them. Changes in their methodology and the number of subjects evaluated make it difficult to directly compare this year’s ranking with last year’s. 

Stockholm University at 196 in latest QS ranking

Read more about the QS world university rankings by subject here. 

Stockholm University in world ranking tables