The subjects ranked among the top hundred worldwide were Linguistics (46), Environmental science (33), Geography (40), Anthropology (47), Social policy & Administration (24) and Sociology (45). Philosophy, Media & Communication studies, Economics & Econometrics and Earth & Marine Sciences were all ranked in the range 51–100.

Best nationally

According to QS, Stockholm University is the best nationally in Linguistics, Philosophy, Anthropology, Education & Training, Social policy & Administration and Sociology. In the subjects Modern languages, Chemistry, Earth & Marine Sciences, Environmental science, Media & Communication studies and Law Stockholm University is on shared lead along with another Swedish university.

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.

Read more about the QS world university rankings by subject.

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