University of Manchester ranked fourth globally for Nursing

Manchester ranks in the top 50 of 30 different subject areas, including Social Sciences and Performing Arts

The University of Manchester has ranked fourth globally for Nursing in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, as well as appearing in the top 50 for subject areas 30 times.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 shows that UK universities are on the rise, taking eight of the number one spots, one-third of all available top-three positions and with at least one UK university featuring in the top 10 of forty-five of the forty-six subject tables.

QS’s Head of Research, Ben Sowter, said: “If last autumn’s overall rankings suggested the winds of winter blowing towards the UK’s higher education system, this year’s subject rankings – enabling observers to drill down into university performance more deeply – provide a less chilling forecast. Though the UK does see its share of overall places decrease, this is a trend observed by institutions in the US, Canada, and Australia, as other nations grow increasingly competitive.

Manchester’s crowning achievement, however is coming in at number 4 globally for Nursing. The only other UK university to join us in the top 5 for Nursing is King’s College London, coming in at number 3, with the University of Pennsylvania taking the top spot. It’s an improvement of four places from last year, where we were ranked 8th, although still in the top 10.

The only other subject area in which Manchester achieved a top ten rank was Development Studies, coming in at number 9.