University of Glasgow maintains strong performance in 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

The University maintained a strong performance in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today (10 April 2024)

QS Rankings by Subject assess the University’s performance across five academic areas and 43 individual subject areas.

In the 2024 results, the University improved in two out of five subject areas, with Engineering & Technology and Social Sciences & Management rising 21 places and eight places, respectively. In Life Sciences & Medicine, the University of Glasgow maintained its position in the world top 50 universities.

We also ranked in the top 100 worldwide in 23 out of the 43 subject areas that we were judged on.

    Arts & Humanities 71 Engineering & Technology =142 Life Sciences & Medicine 50 Natural Sciences =144 Social Sciences & Management =90 In the 2024 QS World University Rankings (released in June 2023), the University rose five places to joint 76th out of 1,503 institutions.

    This result means the University of Glasgow is now ranked among the top 5% of institutions globally.

    Results by subject area

    Out of the 43 subjects in which the University was ranked, 23 were judged to be in the world top 100. Subject areas ranked in the top 100 are as follows:





    English Language & Literature




    Modern Languages


    Accounting & Finance


    Communication & Media Studies





    Library & Information Management


    Politics & International Studies

    51’100 Social Policy & Administration 51’100 Sociology 85 Sports-related subjects 51’100 Anatomy & Physiology 15 Biological Sciences 56 Medicine 48 Nursing 51’100 Pharmacy & Pharmacology 67 Psychology 93 Veterinary Science 18 Chemistry 82 Geography 51’100 Please note that QS creates rank bandings, usually after 50 or 100. The bandings depend on the number of institutions ranked for the subject. Banding changes will appear as +/-50.

    Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli said: "These are pleasing results that, once again, show the global reputation of the University of Glasgow across a broad range of subject areas.

    "The QS World University Rankings are particularly influenced by the University’s international reputation among academics and employers, and these results are testament to the high regard in which we are held around the world.

    "I’d like to thank colleagues for their assistance in supporting the QS World University Rankings, particularly those who took the time to share employer and academic contacts, which helps inform these results."