School of History, Classics & Archaeology

School’s global standing: QS World University Rankings

All three subject areas within the School have been announced as being in the QS World University top 50 rankings for those areas. (Published 15 March, 2018)

The School's home, the William Robertson Wing of the Old Medical School

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology’s global standing as a leading centre for the study of the human past was confirmed recently by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. All three disciplines were in the world’s top 50, with History ranked as number 17 in the world, Archaeology ranked as 32 and Classics as 40.  This is the third year in a row that both History and Archaeology have climbed up the world rankings (2018 is the first year that Classics was included.)

Professor Ewen A. Cameron, Head of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology said, ‘These rankings are a testament to the international quality, depth and impact of research and teaching taking place across History, Classics and Archaeology. This is an extraordinary achievement, reflecting the commitment of our world-class staff and students to the pursuit of excellence at the very highest levels. The whole School community should be very proud of this great success.’

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018