Reading in the global top 150 for study of Arts and Humanities

The University of Reading has been ranked in the top 150 in the world for the study of Arts and Humanities subjects, according to the latest release of the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

The University is ranked 126-150 worldwide in the Arts and Humanities subject ranking, a jump from 176-200 last year.

This reflects year-on-year improvements in the ranking’s assessment of both teaching and research of Arts and Humanities subjects at Reading.

The Times Higher Education analysis judged Reading to have improved against other global institutions in the quality and number of citations (up 63 places to 128), international outlook (up 32 places to 133), research reputation (up 32 to 183) and for teaching (up 11 places to 167).

Professor Roberta Gilchrist, Research Dean for Heritage & Creativity, said: “We are delighted to see Reading’s global reputation for excellence in Arts and Humanities subjects continues to grow.

“Reading benefits from an embedded culture of collaborative research, strong international links and, most of all, the talent and commitment of our wonderful staff and students.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject for Arts and Humanities covers all Reading’s subjects categorised within the areas of Languages, Literature & Linguistics; History, Philosophy & Theology (including Archaeology); Art, Performing Arts & Design; and Architecture.

About English Literature at Reading

The Department of English Literature at Reading has been an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English Studies for over a hundred years. Our teaching system, with its emphasis on seminars and tutorial work, encourages our students to discuss ideas with tutors and other students in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. All of our students have access to dedicated study advisors; our academic placement scheme and 'professional track' programme provide invaluable preparation for subsequent careers.
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