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Loughborough University subject areas rated among top 50 internationally

Two subject areas offered by the University have been ranked in the top 50 worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Art and Design, offered through School of the Arts, English and Drama andLoughborough Design School, ranked 38th in the world. The course moved up two places from 40th position in 2015.

The Department of Social Sciencescourse, Communication and Media Studies, ranked 41st place internationally. It also moved up two places from 43rd last year.

Mechanical Engineering remains in the top 100, ranking in the 51-100 bracket.

A total of 16 University subjects were ranked within the QS University Rankings, with two remaining in the top 50 for a second year.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on surveys carried out last spring. They highlight the world’s top universities in a range of subject. Ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

Professor Alison Yarrington, Deanof the School of the Arts, English and Drama, and Professor George Havenith, Dean of Loughborough Design School, said:

“We are hugely proud that the QS Rankings again place us as a world–leading provider of art and design research and education, confirming our place amongst the most highly internationally regarded institutions. This is testament to the quality and dedication of our staff and the dynamic learning environment that we provide for our students, so many of whom go on to use their expertise and transformative talents across a wide range of creative and cultural industries in the UK and globally.”

Professor David Deacon, Acting Dean of the Department of Social Sciences, added:

“We are delighted to be ranked once again among the world's elite for communication, media and cultural analysis. This honour comes at a very exciting time for us, with the creation of our new Centre for Research in Communication and Culture and the appointment of many new colleagues to the Centre.  These developments will allow us to expand our excellence in communication research and teaching in new and ambitious ways.”