1. University of Melbourne

Education at the University of Melbourne has been ranked second in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The rankings, released recently, list the top 200 universities around the world in 30 subject areas.

The University of Melbourne is listed in 29 subjects, including law and accounting and finance, both ranked eighth, psychology, which is ranked 10th and medicine, environmental science and linguistics all of which were ranked 12th.

University Website: http://unimelb.edu.au/

2. La Trobe University (Melbourne)

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La Trobe University ranks among the best in the world for a number of subject areas, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

La Trobe University’s history discipline – which in the QS rankings system includes archaeology, ancient history and classics – was ranked 38 in the world and third in Australia.

The University was ranked in the top 100 in the world for communication and media studies, linguistics and sociology, while agriculture and forestry, psychology and education were ranked in the top 200.

University Website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/

3. Macquarie University (Sydney)

Macquarie University is ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world when it comes to Linguistics (43rd), Psychology (48th) and Earth and Marine Sciences (48th) according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published last week.

Geography, Law, Education, and Accounting and Finance at Macquarie made the Top 100, while a further eight subjects at Macquarie were considered among the “world’s elite” Top 200, according to QS. Macquarie was placed in the top five nationally for Philosophy and for Earth and Marine Sciences.

University Website: http://mq.edu.au

4.  The University of Queensland (Brisbane)

UQ subjects feature in global top 50

UQ is the top in Australia in three subject areas – environmental sciences, agriculture and forestry, and biological sciences – and that should reinforce the confidence of students in these areas.”

UQ ranked in the top 20 in six subjects: Education (10), environmental sciences (11), psychology (14), agriculture and forestry (18), English language and literature (20) and chemical engineering (20).

The university improved its positions in four subjects since 2013: Biological sciences (21, up from 22), geography (26, up from 34), materials science (41, up from 43), and sociology (22, up from 27).

University Website: www.uq.edu.au

5. University of Western Australia (Perth)

The University of Western Australia’s subject areas of Psychology, Education and Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world’s top 40 institutions according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Psychology was UWA’s highest ranked subject at 31, while Education was 33rd and Earth and Marine Sciences 39th. Subject areas that featured in the top 51-100 were English Language and Literature, History, Linguistics, Engineering – Civil and Structural, Agriculture and Forestry, Biological Sciences, Medicine, Accounting and Finance and Law.

University Website: http://www.uwa.edu.au/

6. University of New South Wales (Sydney)

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UNSW has once again performed strongly in the QS World University Rankings,
with 16 subjects in the world’s top 50 and Accounting and Finance breaking
into the top 10.

Accounting and Finance was UNSW’s highest placed subject, moving up from 12th last year. Pharmacology was ranked at number 11, Law at 14, and Psychology at 15th in the world.
 
UNSW was again the highest ranked university in Australia for Materials Science, which placed 17th in the world.
 
Performing particularly well were the broad disciplines of Engineering, Life Sciences and Medicine, with every one of their subject areas ranked within the world’s top 50.
 
Six Australian universities made it into the global top 10, with Melbourne Australia’s top performing university.

University Website: http://unsw.edu.au/

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