HASS Research Ranking Highlights

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is ranked as one of the top research institutions among leading universities worldwide.
Among our academic staff (current and retired) we are proud to have many Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

2023 ARWU Subject rankings

The ARWU is published by the independent higher education consultancy. The rankings consider the number of highly cited researchers and articles published in high-ranking journals, as well as alumni and staff awards.

2024 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings

Research Environment

  • Ranked 44 in Education and placed 4th in Australia.
  • Ranked 86 in Social Sciences and placed 5th in Australia.

Research Quality

  • Ranked 60 in Social Sciences and placed 2nd in Australia.

The Times Higher Education subject rankings 2024 include 1,906 universities across 108 countries and regions. These rankings measure an institution’s performance across five areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.

2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject

  • 40th in the world - Education & Training
  • 44th in the world - Sociology
  • 50th in the world - Archaeology
  • 73rd in the world - Modern Languages
  • 77th in the world - English Language and Literature
  • 83rd in the world - Linguistics
  • Top 100 in the world - Anthropology
  • Top 100 in the world - Classics & Ancient History
  • Top 100 in the world - Communication & Media
  • Top 100 in the world - History
  • Top 100 in the world - Philosophy
  • Top 100 in the world - Politics
  • Top 100 in the world - Social Policy and Administration

The QS Top University Rankings for 2024 measure a university’s performance across a number of indicators including academic reputation, teaching quality and research output.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA)

Specialised fields of research rated at the highest level (5):

Excellence in Research (ERA) is Australia’s national research evaluation framework. It identifies excellence across Australia’s higher education institutions and compares Australia's university research effort against international benchmarks.