McGill offers a world-class education across a broad range of subjects, as demonstrated in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, released earlier today.
The 12th edition of the QS By Subject Rankings puts McGill in global Top 50 for 32 of the 43 subjects in which it is ranked, including two subjects in the Top 10.
Engineering – Mineral & Mining leads the way
Once again, Engineering – Mineral & Mining was the University’s top-ranked subject, coming in at sixth worldwide. This marks the sixth straight year Mineral & Mining has made the Top 10.
Library & Information Management also made the Top 10, jumping from tenth in 2021 to eighth this year.
Other high-performing subjects for McGill included Anatomy & Physiology (15th), Linguistics (17th); English Language & Literature (19th); Medicine (22nd); Environmental Sciences (24th); Geography (29th); and Education (27th).
Nationally, McGill, ranked first in two subjects (Engineering – Mineral & Mining, and Performing Arts), and was Top 3 in 38 of the 43 subjects in which it is ranked.
Analysis of over 15,000 university programs
Prepared by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an international higher education think-tank, the rankings analyze the performance of 15,200 individual university programs taken by students at 1,543 universities in 161 countries.
The rankings look at 51 individual subjects across five subject areas: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management. McGill’s strongest performer was Life Sciences & Medicine which rose from 31st last year to 28th globally.
Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and h-index (which measures productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar) in the relevant subject.