19 study programmes run by UW have been listed in the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is an annual comparison of the world’s higher education institutions in a range of popular subject areas. It is based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, and H-Index (a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar).


To compile these rankings authors analysed the performance of 13 138 individual university programmes, taken by students at 1 368 universities which can be found in 83 locations across the world.


The 2020 edition of the ranking features 48 academic disciplines and five broad Faculty Areas: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management. 19 programmes provided by the UW have been recognised in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. The number of the UW programmes in the ranking is growing. In the previous year there were 17 programmes. The list below presents UW subjects which were ranked in the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2020.


Subjects – 101-150:

  • Archaeology
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy


Subjects – 151-200:

  • Politics and International Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Law
  • Geography
  • Physics & Astronomy


Subjects – 201-250:

  • English Language & Literature
  • Sociology
  • Mathematics


Subjects – 251-300:

  • Psychology
  • Computer science and Information Systems
  • Economics and Econometrics


Subjects – 301-350:

  • Chemistry
  • Biological Sciences


Subjects – 401-450:

  • Business & Management Studies


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