About University of Birmingham:

The University of Birmingham is a public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingham (founded in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (established in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason), making it the first English civic or 'red brick' university to receive its own royal charter. The main campus of the university occupies a site some 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Birmingham city centre, in Edgbaston. On 1 August 2008, the university's system was restructured into five 'colleges', which are composed of numerous 'schools': Art and Law; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Life and Environmental Sciences; Medical and Dental Sciences; Social Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 111 124 106 126 139 124 121 112 120 119 108 111 112

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 137 123 120 161 - 156 176 158 158 152 162 187
Engineering 131 130 121 138 165 159 172 179 204 187 192 187
Life Sciences 103 94 116 128 133 136 146 149 152 139 148 160
Medicine 111 100 115 126 102 96 77 82 94 87 86 87
Natural Sciences 151 118 145 165 156 152 137 141 165 140 120 126
Social Sciences 118 120 108 100 101 111 102 120 110 119 113 111

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - 299 297 301-350 301-350 301-350
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 157
Chemical Engineering 116 147 130 116 134 148 163 147 131 143
Chemistry 267 269 283 272 237 246 298 282 296 301-350
Civil Engineering 110 84 113 80 101 127 141 130 133 163
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 86
Computer Science 197 240 198 187 152 151 142 168 170 176
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 110
Electrical Engineering 176 130 201 209 205 248 - 256 252 270
Environment / Ecology - 93 99 110 116 112 107 100 103 124
Geosciences 143 177 157 142 122 139 139 137 115 137
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 123
Materials Science 142 179 209 200 174 210 212 206 224 196
Mathematics - - - 276 221 - - 295 281 285
Mechanical Engineering 241 239 178 145 199 188 161 132 134 119
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 114
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 181
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 176
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 174 202 157 163 141 157 155 134
Physics 109 120 132 133 122 116 135 96 93 95
Plant & Animal Science - 240 186 191 240 262 263 266 250 301-350
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 114
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 106
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 99