Our world university rankings

At Monash, we take our reputation seriously. Monash has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching excellence in a short 50 years. Monash is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world. And, in line with our vision and strategy for the future, Monash will continue to drive for improvement.

But while rankings are important, we care as much about your individual experience as we do about our position on the global scale. Monash gives you opportunities that don't affect our rankings, but will enrich your life as a Monash student.

Monash is ranked:

Leaders from the world's most successful companies consistently rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire graduates. Global Employability Rankings, 2011–2015, New York Times

Ranked 56th in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2015)

The Good Universities Guide 2016 awarded Monash five stars for:

  • staff qualifications
  • student retention
  • research grants.

Top one per cent of business employability education providers. Monash is the only Group of Eight university with triple crown international business accreditation within the Faculty of Business and Economics:

  • AACSB
  • EQUIS
  • AMBA.

Discipline rankings

Arts and Humanities

  • equal 20th in the world for Performing Arts (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 30th in the world for Philosophy (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 48th in the world for Arts and Humanities (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 45th in the world for English Language & Literature (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 45th in the world for Modern Languages (QS Subject rankings 2020)

Engineering and Technology

  • the best university in Australia for Chemical Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • the best university in Australia for Engineering and Technology (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018)
  • the best university in Australia for Metallurgical Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • the best university in Australia for Materials Science and Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • the best university in Australia for Energy Science and Engineering (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • the best university in Australia for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • 7th in the world for Engineering - Mineral & Mining (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 21st in the world for Engineering - Civil & Structural (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 29th in the world for Engineering - Chemical (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 54th in the world for Engineering & Technology (QS Subject rankings 2020)

Life Sciences and Medicine

  • the best university in Australia for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • 2nd in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 7th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • 14th in the world for Nursing (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 30th in the world for Anatomy & Physiology (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 31st in the world for Medicine (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 39th in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 46th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical Medicine and Health (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018)

Natural Sciences

  • the best university in Australia for Chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • equal 40th in the world for Chemistry (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 44th in the world for Geography (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 46th in the world for Materials Science (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 89th in the world for Natural Sciences (QS Subject rankings 2020)

Social Sciences and Management

  • the best university in Australia for Education (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019)
  • equal 12th in the world for Education (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 35th in the world for for Law (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 35th in the world for Library & Information Management (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 36th in the world for Accounting & Finance (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 39th in the world for Social Sciences & Management (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 37th in the world for Sociology (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • 39th in the world for Economics & Econometrics (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 44th in the world for Business & Management Studies (QS Subject rankings 2020)
  • equal 94th in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018)

Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate  studies than graduates from other Australian universities.