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Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ranks in the top 1% in the world for Arts and Humanities and for Social Science.

These results confirm the strength of the humanities and social sciences at Victoria University 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.

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ranks 73rd in the world for Arts and Humanities and 131st in Social Science. Six subjects from the Faculty are in the top 100 band—English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Performing Arts, and Politics and International Studies. Archaeology (within Te Kawa a Māui/the School of Māori Studies), History, Philosophy, and Sociology are ranked in the top 150 in the world, while Languages ranks in the top 200.

In research, Victoria University 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.