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 2020 2021
World University Rankings 111 124 106 126 139 124 121 112 120 119 108 111 112 111 108

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 137 123 120 161 - 156 176 158 158 152 162 187 201 226
Engineering 131 130 121 138 165 159 172 179 204 187 192 187 191 201
Life Sciences 103 94 116 128 133 136 146 149 152 139 148 160 164 153
Medicine 111 100 115 126 102 96 77 82 94 87 86 87 84 93
Natural Sciences 151 118 145 165 156 152 137 141 165 140 120 126 130 122
Social Sciences 118 120 108 100 101 111 102 120 110 119 113 111 109 110

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 299 297 301-350 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 157 148 116
Chemistry 269 283 272 237 246 298 282 296 301-350 301-350 301-350
Chemical Engineering 147 130 116 134 148 163 147 131 143 166 156
Civil Engineering 84 113 80 101 127 141 130 133 163 163 167
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 86 83 90
Computer Science 240 198 187 152 151 142 168 170 176 194 231
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 110 123 104
Electrical Engineering 130 201 209 205 248 - 256 252 270 270 301-350
Environment / Ecology 93 99 110 116 112 107 100 103 124 156 161
Geosciences 177 157 142 122 139 139 137 115 137 144 132
Immunology - - - - - - - - 123 115 118
Materials Science 179 209 200 174 210 212 206 224 196 174 186
Mathematics - - 276 221 - - 295 281 285 263 296
Mechanical Engineering 239 178 145 199 188 161 132 134 119 146 167
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 114 137 167
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 181 186 180
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 176 174 161
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 174 202 157 163 141 157 155 134 129 149
Physics 120 132 133 122 116 135 96 93 95 89 74
Plant & Animal Science 240 186 191 240 262 263 266 250 301-350 301-350 293
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 114 113 103
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 106 109 120
Space Science - - - - - - - - 99 100 78
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 146
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 145
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -