According to the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject, McGill stands as one of the world’s elite universities, offering students an exceptional education across a broad range of subjects.
Released on March 22 by international higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the thirteenth edition of the rankings reveals the top universities in 54 disciplines, grouped into five broad categories.
Forty-four subjects taught at McGill rate in the top 100 worldwide, with 28 ranked in global top 50.
The University has three subjects ranked in the global Top 10, one more than last year. McGill’s top performer is Engineering – Mineral & Mining, coming in at sixth for the second-straight year. It marks the seventh consecutive year Mineral & Mining ranks in the global Top 10.
Anatomy & Physiology rates seventh best in the world, jumping from 15th in 2022.
McGill’s other Top 10 subject is Library & Information Management, holding steady at eighth spot for the second straight year.
Other strong performers included Linguistics (21st); Medicine (22nd); Environmental Sciences (23rd); Psychology (28th); and Law (29th).
The subjects fall under five broad categories: Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Sciences & Medicine; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences & Management. This year, McGill ranks in the global top 50 in all five categories, with top-performer Life Sciences & Medicine ranking 26th globally. The biggest improvement was seen in McGill’s Natural Sciences, which leapt from 63rd in the world last year to 41st this year.
The rankings are based on an independent comparative analysis of over 15,700 individual university programs taken by students at 1,594 universities in 93 countries and territories.
The rankings consist of five indicators, including academic and employer reputation, research citations per paper, H-index (which measures productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar) and international research network based on a global survey of 151,000 academics and 99,000 employers.