World University Rankings 2024 by subject: arts and humanities

The arts and humanities subject table uses the same trusted and rigorous performance indicators as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

The ranking highlights the universities that are leading across the following disciplines: art, performing arts and design, languages, literature and linguistics, history, philosophy and theology, architecture, and archaeology.

This year’s table includes 691 universities, up from 663 last year.

View the World University Rankings 2024 by subject: arts and humanities methodology

With eight institutions, the US dominates the top 10 in this ranking led by Stanford University.

Yale and Columbia universities join the top 10 this year, while the University of Edinburgh drops out, falling to 12th place.

Meanwhile, two universities join the top 20: Humboldt University of Berlin, which rises from 24th position to 19th, and King’s College London, which jumps to 20th from 23rd. 

The National University of Singapore, which ranks 26th, is the top university outside North America and Europe.

The highest new entry is Germany’s Technical University of Munich, which lies in the 126-150 band.

Read our analysis of the subject rankings 2024 results

View the full results of the overall World University Rankings 2024


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