Exeter is in the Top 200 in the world for many subject areas

Psychology has been ranked in the world’s top 100 by an influential international league table.

The QS World University Rankings 2013 ranked Psychology at the University of Exeter in the 50-100 category – which places it in the top 3% of Psychology departments -  strengthening its status as being among the very best of its kind worldwide.

Professor Mark Levine, Head of Psychology, welcomed the latest rankings. He said: “This latest ranking recognises our outstanding reputation for research and teaching. Our standards are extremely high and we challenge our students from the outset, but in return we proved an exceptional environment in which they can truly flourish.

“To be recognised as one of the top 100 psychology departments in the world is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. This success reflects their determination to make this a truly inspirational place to work and study.”

The QS World University Ranking for subjects currently evaluates more than 2,800 universities in the world and ranks the top 200. Now in its third year, the 2013 rankings featured 678 institutions, analyzed 68 million citations and researched 8,391 programmes.

The University of Exeter features in the world’s Top 200 institutions in 16 of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s rankings.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith said, “It has been another great year for the University as we become recognised externally not only for our outstanding Humanities subjects but also for our excellence in other areas including the sciences. As we are now firmly one of the Top 10 universities in the UK, we expect to see our position internationally reflect our domestic success.”

For more information on the QS World University Rankings, the full tables please visit www.topuniversities.com.

Date: 22 May 2013

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