Essex ranked in top 250 in the world for humanities

  • Date

    Wed 2 Oct 19

Essex has improved its position in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject: arts and humanities, due largely to an improved score for research.

Essex was ranked in the 201-250 bracket for arts and humanities in the 2020 rankings. In 2019, we were ranked 251-300.

Under the THE definition, arts and humanities includes courses in performing arts, literature, film and theatre studies, language and linguistics, history and philosophy and art history.

Professor Andrew Le Sueur, Executive Dean for the Faculty of Humanities, said: “This success reflects the breadth and depth of education and research across the Faculty of Humanities, including in cross-disciplinary areas of digital humanities, medical humanities, and humanities’ perspectives on the environment. It’s an exciting time to be studying and researching what it means to be human at the University of Essex – a fundamental question as we face multiple crises”.

536 universities from around the world were scored for teaching, research, citations, income from industry and international outlook.

Essex is ranked 4th in the UK - and 21st in the world - for international outlook, with our standing attributed to the diversity of our student and academic community and our international partnerships.  Our score for research rose from 31.7 to 34.3.