QS World University Ranking 2015 - Arts and Humanities
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The QS World University Ranking by subject 2015
- Every year, thousands of students flock to foreign shores to get a foreign degree. Decades back, the most favourable courses for the study abroad aspirants were limited to engineering, management and medicine. The recent years witnessed a change in the pattern and choice of the students who go abroad for higher studies. Apart from the conventional courses, the students started aspiring for new courses in various subject areas such as humanities, arts and social sciences. For the students who wish to study these courses abroad, the QS World University subject-wise ranking  2015. The QS University Ranking for arts and humanities cover the following subjects:

  • Art and Design

  • English Language and Literature

  • History

  • Linguistics

  • Philosophy

The students can find the top 50 universities for the above given subjects in this article.

Art and Design

The best institutes for Art and Design include Royal College of Art and The New School, USA. While the universities like MIT, Harvard University and University of Oxford top the list of the universities for conventional courses, the top universities/ institutes for Art and Design include School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), USA; Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Universidad NacionalAutónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. Below are the top 50 institutes for Art and Design by QS World University Ranking 2015.

Rank

Institute

Country

1

Royal College of Art

United Kingdom

2

Parsons / The New School

United States

3

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

United States

4

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

5

Pratt Institute

United States

6

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

United States

7

California Institute of the Arts

United States

8

University of the Arts London

United Kingdom

9

Art Center College of Design

United States

10

The Glasgow School of Art

United Kingdom

11

Politecnico di Milano

Italy

12

Goldsmiths, University of London

United Kingdom

13

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

14

Aalto University

Finland

15

Yale University

United States

16

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

17

Stanford University

United States

18

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

19

Design Academy Eindhoven

The Netherlands

20

RMIT University

Australia

21

Columbia University

United States

22

New York University (NYU)

United States

23

Universidad NacionalAutónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Mexico

24

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

25

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

Australia

26

Tsinghua University

China

27

Ravensbourne

United Kingdom

28

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

29

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chile

30

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

United States

31

InstitutoTecnológico y de EstudiosSuperiores de Monterrey

Mexico

32

ÉcoleNationaleSupérieure de CréationIndustrielle, ENSCI Les Ateliers

France

32

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Argentina

34

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

35

Savannah College of Art and Design

United States

36

Cranbrook Academy of Art

United States

37

California College of the Arts

United States

38

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

39

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

Netherlands

40

Loughborough University

United Kingdom

41

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

42

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

New Zealand

42

Royal University College of Fine Arts

Sweden

44

Academy of Fine Arts

Japan

45

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Canada

46

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore

47

Seoul National University

South Korea

47

University of Chicago

United States

49

The University of Melbourne

Australia

50

Monash University

Australia

English Language and Literature

The top universities for English Language and Literature include the best world universities such as the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and Harvard University. The top universities for English Language and Literature mainly include the universities from the United Kingdom and United States. The best 50 universities for English Language and Literature are given below:

Rank

Institute

Country

1

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

2

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

3

Harvard University

United States

4

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

5

Yale University

United States

6

Stanford University

United States

7

Columbia University

United States

8

University of Chicago

United States

9

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

10

Princeton University

United States

11

The University of Edinburgh

United States

12

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

13

University of Toronto

Canada

14

University of Pennsylvania

United States

15

New York University (NYU)

United States

16

Cornell University

United States

17

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

18

The University of Sydney

Australia

19

Duke University

United States

20

The University of Melbourne

Australia

21

University of British Columbia

Canada

22

The University of Warwick

United Kingdom

23

University of Michigan

United States

24

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

25

The Australian National University

Australia

26

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

27

Kings College London

United Kingdom

28

The University of Tokyo

Japan

29

University of Texas at Austin

United States

29

University of York

United Kingdom

31

McGill University

Canada

32

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

33

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

33

The University of Auckland

Australia

35

Peking University

China

36

Brown University

United States

36

Durham University

United Kingdom

38

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

39

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

40

Johns Hopkins University

United States

41

University of Virginia

United States

42

Monash University

Australia

43

The University of Queensland

Australia

44

Queen Mary University of London

United States

45

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Paris

46

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia)

Australia

47

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

48

University of Amsterdam

The Netherlands

48

The University of Exeter

United Kingdom

50

University of Alberta

Canada

History

The top universities for History include Harvard University and University of Cambridge. Below give are the top 50 universities for History.

Rank

Institute

Country

1

Harvard University

United States

2

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

3

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

4

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

5

Yale University

United States

6

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

7

Princeton University

United States

8

Stanford University

United States

9

The Australian National University

Australia

10

Columbia University

United States

11

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

12

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

13

University of Chicago

United States

14

Kyoto University

Japan

15

The University of Warwick

United Kingdom

16

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

France

17

The University of Tokyo

Japan

18

University of Toronto

Canada

19

Johns Hopkins University

United States

20

Duke University

United States

21

Cornell University

United States

22

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

22

University of Michigan

United States

24

University of Pennsylvania

United States

25

The University of Melbourne

Australia

26

Utrecht University

The Netherlands

27

Kings College London

United Kingdom

28

Humboldt-Universitätzu Berlin

Germany

29

Leiden University

The Netherlands

30

Peking University

China

31

The University of Sydney

Australia

32

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

33

Universidad NacionalAutónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Mexico

34

FreieUniversitaet Berlin

Germany

34

The University of Exeter

United Kingdom

36

McGill University

Canada

37

Northwestern University

United States

38

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

39

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

40

University of British Columbia

Canada

40

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

42

University of California, Davis

United States

43

University of York

United Kingdom

44

University of Texas at Austin

United States

45

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

46

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

47

Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen

Germany

48

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

48

University of Washington

United States

50

New York University (NYU)

United States

Linguistics

Top Linguistics Universities have institutes from the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong. Below given are the top 50 universities for Linguistics.

Rank

Institute

Country

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

2

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

3

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

4

Harvard University

United States

4

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

6

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

7

Stanford University

United States

8

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

9

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

10

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States

11

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

12

University of Pennsylvania

United States

13

Lancaster University

United Kingdom

14

Peking University

China

15

The University of Melbourne

Australia

16

The Australian National University

Australia

17

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

18

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

19

The University of Tokyo

Japan

20

The Ohio State University

United States

21

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

22

University of Amsterdam

The Netherlands

23

University of Chicago

United States

24

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Singapore

25

McGill University

Canada

25

University of British Columbia

Canada

27

University of Maryland, College Park

United States

28

The University of Sydney

Australia

29

Leiden University

The Netherlands

30

New York University (NYU)

United States

31

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

United States

31

University of Toronto

Canada

33

The University of Auckland

Australia

34

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

United States

35

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

35

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

37

University of Michigan

United States

37

University of Southern California

United States

39

The University of Manchester

United Kingdom

39

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States

41

Seoul National University

South Korea

42

University of Texas at Austin

United States

43

Cornell University

United States

44

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

45

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States

46

Radboud University

The Netherlands

47

National TsingHua University

Taiwan

48

Monash University

Australia

49

Georgetown University

United States

50

The University of Queensland

Australia

Philosophy

The universities for Philosophy mainly include the ones from the United States and United Kingdom such as New York University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Oxford and Harvard University.

Rank

Institute

Country

1

New York University (NYU)

United States

2

University of Pittsburgh

United States

3

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

United States

4

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

5

Harvard University

United States

5

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

7

Princeton University

United States

8

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

United Kingdom

9

University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

United States

10

Stanford University

United States

11

Yale University

United States

12

University of Michigan

United States

13

University of Notre Dame

United States

14

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom

15

The University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

16

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

United States

16

University of Toronto

Canada

18

University of Chicago

United States

19

The Australian National University

Australia

20

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

United States

21

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

France

22

Columbia University

United States

22

Ecolenormalesupérieure, Paris

France

24

KU Leuven

Belgium

25

Humboldt-Universitätzu Berlin

Germany

26

Universidad NacionalAutónoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Mexico

27

Kings College London

United Kingdom

28

Boston University

United States

29

Universität Frankfurt am Main

Germany

30

Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

France

31

UniversitéCatholique de Louvain (UCL)

Belgium

32

Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen

Germany

33

McGill University

Canada

34

University of Geneva

Switzerland

35

The University of Arizona

United States

36

Peking University

China

37

Cornell University

United States

37

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Germany

37

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

37

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

United States

41

University of British Columbia

Canada

42

City University of New York

United States

43

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)

Chile

44

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

United States

45

The University of Tokyo

Japan

46

Brown University

United States

46

University of Helsinki

Finland

48

Georgetown University

United States

48

The University of Western Ontario

Canada

48

University of Barcelona

Spain

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