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THE Subject Rankings 2024 Out; Top Study Abroad Programs Featured

Updated on 27 October, 2023

Akansha Semwal

Akansha Semwal

Study Abroad Expert

Times Higher Education (THE) has released its World University Rankings by Subject for 2024. The international ranking body has analyzed multiple disciplines, grouped into 11 subject categories, for its 20th edition. 

These include, arts and humanities; business and economics; clinical and health; computer science; education; engineering; law; life sciences; physical sciences; psychology; and social sciences. 

Over the past five years, THE has diversified the rankings and featured more universities from across territories. With five territories – the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, and Canada – appearing in the top 10 of the subjects ranked in 2024, this year’s rankings are easily the most inclusive in terms of representation. Meanwhile, six new countries have joined the top 100 list: Austria, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.

THE Subject Rankings 2024: Overview 

Listed below are the 2024 rankings across five popular subject categories: 

Arts & Humanities

THE World Rankings by Subject 2024

University 

1

Stanford University

2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3

University of Cambridge

4

University of Oxford

5

Harvard University

Business and Economics

THE World Rankings by Subject 2024

University 

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2

Stanford University

3

Harvard University

4

University of California

5

University of Cambridge

Clinical and Health

THE World Rankings by Subject 2024

University 

1

University of Oxford

2

Harvard University

3

University of Cambridge

4

Imperial College London

5

Stanford University

 

Computer Science

THE World Rankings by Subject 2024

University 

1

University of Oxford

2

Stanford University

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4

Carnegie Mellon University

5

ETH Zurich

Life Sciences

THE World Rankings by Subject 2024

University 

1

Harvard University

2

University of Cambridge

3

University of Oxford

4

Stanford University

5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

THE Subject Ranking 2024 Methodology 

THE has ranked the programs based on the following five indicators: 

  • Teaching (the learning environment) (29.5%)
  • Research Environment (29%)
  • Research quality (30%)
  • International outlook (7.5%)
  • Industry (4%)

Akansha Semwal

Study Abroad Expert

Akansha Semwal is a content marketer at upGrad and has also worked as a social media marketer & sub-editor. Experienced in creating impressive Statement of Purpose, Essays, and LOR, she knows how to captivate the attention of Admissions Committee. Her research-driven;study-abroad articles helps aspirants to make the prudent decision. She holds a bachelor's & master's degree in Literature from the University of Delhi.

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