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The QS World University Rankings are the most commonly used global rankings and are a measure of a university’s global reputation. 

English at Birmingham is now ranked 30th in the world, with Linguistics ranked 53rd. Philosophy is in the top 50, and Modern Languages in the Top 100 globally. History is now ranked at 12th in the UK, with Performing Arts also in 12th place nationally. Theology at Birmingham is also in the Top 50 in the UK.

Professor Corey Ross, Head of the College of Arts and Law, said: “In an increasingly global world, it is important to be recognised as a global university. Our success as a College in the QS World University Rankings is a testament to the importance and impact of our arts and humanities research across the world.”

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