School of Education moves up in QS World Rankings

The School of Education has moved up to 25th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.


The rankings are based on employer reputation, academic reputation and research impact. This news follows the School of Education’s recent success in the 2017 Guardian University League Tables, where it was ranked 6th in the UK, and its Outstanding Accreditation awarded by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) in 2013.

Professor Julie Allan, Head of School of Education commented:

“We are delighted that the School of Education has risen to 25th place in the QS World Rankings. This confirms the high quality of our research and teaching, and the recognition of this by employers and academics worldwide. It is a great tribute to the excellence and commitment of all our academic and professional services staff. “

Commenting on the University’s overall performance, which also saw Social Policy and Development Studies ranked in the top 50, Professor Kathy Armour, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) said: “This latest survey of more than 500 universities around the world recognises the outstanding research-intensive education that we offer at the University of Birmingham. We are a destination of choice for those wishing to secure a top-flight career in many areas.”

This year’s rankings cover 46 subject areas, in each of which universities are assessed. If the institution both offers the subject and produces a sufficient number of research papers it will be given a score.

The 2017 results draw on the opinions of more than 74,000 academics and 44,000 employers, alongside analysis of millions of research papers and research citations.