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London’s specialist universities rated best in the world

London’s specialist higher education colleges are rated among the best in the world, an in-depth study of academics and employers has found.

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When trying to decide which university to choose, students often look at university rankings. University rankings can help you to get an initial idea about which universities are top. However, you should always look at your specific subject area too. Some smaller institutions do not feature in the overall university league tables, but are world-leaders in their field of expertise.

The QS Word University Rankings by Subject make it possible to look at rankings for your specific subject area.

This year, the ranking has rated several of London’s universities as best in the world for a number of subjects. London Business School has been ranked top for Business and Management, the UCL Institute of Education is top for Education and the Royal College of Art has been ranked top for Art and Design.

University College London’s Bartlett School is also ranked 2nd for Architecture, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is ranked 2nd for Geography and the Royal Veterinary College is ranked 3rd for Veterinary Science.

The results are the expert opinion of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations.

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London has some of the best universities in the world across a very broad range of subjects. From veterinary science, art and design, business, education and many more subjects the city leads the world in the educational standards it sets.

Over 100,000 international students already make London their home every year. If you want to study here too, we have all the information you need.

  1. Start your research by searching the Course Database for the subject you are interested in.
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New Scholarship Scheme for Students from Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced a scholarship scheme worth HK$347,965,000 (US$44.86m) that will provide 100 students with full tuition scholarships to study at world renowned universities. Students in receipt of the scholarships will be expected to return to work in Hong Kong after graduating. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic […]

London Business School climbs to 2nd place in FT Global MBA Ranking

London Business School has climbed up the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking, claiming second place in the 2015 table, up from 3rd place in 2014. The ranking is based on a number of factors including alumni salaries, gender diversity and the international spread of students. MBA students from London Business School earned an average of […]

London’s universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

© University College London

Times Higher Education has ranked universities around the world according to their international outlook. The ranking looks at how international the universities are. This is important as international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff […]

London Business School tops 2014 Financial Times European Rankings

London Business School (LBS) is top of the 2014 FT ranking of European business schools. LBS has been named as the best business schools in Europe based on the schools’ performance in four of the rankings published by the FT each year: MBA, executive MBA, Masters in Management and executive education. The MBA programme at […]

London is the best place on earth for university education

London has the greatest concentration of first class universities of any city in the world, according to a prestigious ranking of higher education institutions. In the Times Higher Education rankings, London has four universities in the top 40, more than any other city. London also has seven universities in the top 200, which is the […]

London is the world’s top city for leading universities

London is the city with the highest number of top rated universities in the world. Five London universities have been ranked in the global 100 best universities, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The highlights for London’s universities include: Imperial College London, in 2nd place, is the highest ranking London university sharing the […]

Institute of Education climbs to World Number One in QS rankings

The Institute of Education has been ranked as the world’s leading university for Education in the 2014 QS World University Rankings by subject. The QS rankings annually review more than 2,000 universities worldwide and rank the top 400 institutions on a range of criteria, including research citations, academic and employer reputation, staff/student ratios and internationalisation. […]

Specialist institutions thrive in London

What is a specialist league table? With a number of international league tables around, it can be hard to understand what they really mean. One important factor to note is that London’s world-class specialist institutions do not feature in these league tables, because they are too small and specialist in the range of courses they […]

5 London Universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

Royal Holloway, University of London

Times Higher Education has ranked universities worldwide according to their international outlook. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of internationally co-authored research. Extensive international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. Of the top 25 international universities, 10 […]

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