Macquarie has been ranked one of the best places in the world to study linguistics and psychology, in the latest analysis from QS World University Rankings.
In addition to publishing overall rankings for world universities, QS also provides rankings for 30 individual subjects, allowing international students to compare the quality of institutions in their particular field of study.
For the 2013 survey, QS evaluated 8,391 programs at 2,858 universities worldwide. They used data from research citations as well as surveys of global academics and employers. Just 678 institutions were judged to be in the top 200 for at least one subject.
Macquarie is ranked in the world’s top 100 for nine subjects areas and appears in the top 200 for more than half of the subjects evaluated.
The University’s strengths in linguistics and psychology are evidenced in the Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report. Both areas received ratings indicating research performance ‘performance above world standard’. Macquarie also hosts national research centre the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.
Macquarie subject areas judged to be among the world’s best:
Top 50 in the world:
Top 100 in the world:
- English languages and literature
- Earth and marine sciences
- Accounting and finance
- Communication and Media Studies
Top 200 in the world:
- Modern languages
- Computer science and information systems
- Environmental sciences
- Politics and International Studies