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UCLMS global leader for Medicine - QS Rankings

8 April 2022

UCL remains a global leader for Medicine in QS World University Subject Rankings and number one in London

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UCL Medical School has climbed two places in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 - the world’s most consulted university ranking - to be named 7th in the world. UCL retains its place as firstin London for Medicine.

With a long and rich history of medical training and research, UCL’s Medical School is dedicated to delivering innovative, world-leading education and research that advances healthcare practice and benefits patients and the wider society.

Professor Faye Gishen, Director of UCL Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Palliative Medicine, said: “To once again be in the top 10 global institutions for Medicine is a huge achievement, and to improve our position in the rankings this year is excellent news. This is testament to everyone’s extremely hard work over the past year. My congratulations and thanks to the medical community throughout UCL and our many local and international partners who have made this possible.”

Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), said: “I am absolutely delighted to see the growing recognition of the excellence of such a wide range of subjects at UCL by QS, and it’s a pleasure to see others endorse the university’s strengths.”

“Although each league table focuses on different measures of success, we should all be very proud to see the growing recognition of excellence right across the breadth of the university. Congratulations to everyone at UCL whose work and dedication is reflected in these brilliant results – we should all be extremely proud.”


UCL currently has nine subject areas ranked in the global top 10, including Education (1), Architecture & the Built Environment (3), Archaeology (3), Anatomy & Physiology (6), Anthropology (4), Geography (9), Medicine (7), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (4), and Psychology (7).

Compiled annually, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 cover a total of 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas. QS subject rankings are based on measures of academic standing, graduate employability as rated by major employers, research performance based on citations and impact and international research networks.

A total of 1,542 universities in 161 locations across the world were ranked across 51 academic disciplines.

The QS World University Rankings, which rank universities overall rather than at subject level, will be published later this year. The last edition of these rankings placed UCL at joint eighth in the world.


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