London’s specialist higher education colleges are rated among the best in the world, an in-depth study of academics and employers has found.
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.
Study in London
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.
- Start your research by searching the Course Database for the subject you are interested in.
- Read more about the universities that offer your course. Take a look at the list of Universities in London.
- Contact the universities with any questions you may have and start your application. Please read the Application Advice for more information on how to apply.