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Victoria’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ranks 60th in the world for Arts and Humanities and 83rd in Social Science.

These results confirm the strength of the humanities and social sciences at Victoria and its global standing in these valuable subject areas.

The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of international university rankings, comprising global overall and subject ranking out of more than 18,000 universities worldwide.

Five other subjects from the Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences are in the top 100 band—Archaeology, English Language and Literature, History, Linguistics, and Performing Arts. Communication and Media Studies, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology are ranked in the top 150 in the world, while Languages and Philosophy rank in the top 200.

The Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings echo these results with Victoria ranked first in New Zealand for arts and humanities and among the top six universities in Australasia.

In research, Victoria ranks either first or second in New Zealand across ten humanities and social sciences subject areas and is New Zealand’s leading research university in the most recent Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) round.