The QS World University Rankings, in partnership with Elsevier’s Scopus database, rank the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 46 subjects. The rankings aim to help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field.

Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources:

(a) Academic reputation (global survey of academic respondents who identify international institutions they perceive as excellent for research in the given area).

(b) Employer reputation (responses from graduate employers worldwide who identify international institutions they consider excellent for the recruitment of graduates).

(c) Research citations per paper.

(d) H-index.

In the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings, the University of Santiago de Compostela is ranked among the world’s top 300 universities for Arts & Humanities, together with 12 other Spanish institutions of higher education, as follows:

  1. University of Barcelona (51 – 100)
  2. Complutense University of Madrid (51-100)
  3. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (100 – 150)
  4. Autonomous University of Madrid (100 – 150)
  5. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (150 – 200)
  6. University of Granada (200 – 250)
  7. University of Navarra (200 – 250)
  8. University of Salamanca (200 -250)
  9. University of Alcalá (250 – 300)
  10. Polytechnic University of Cataluña (250 -300)
  11. University of Valencia (250 – 300)
  12. University of Santiago de Compostela (300 -350)
  13. University of Seville (300 – 350)