The University of Cape Town ranks among the top local list of institutions according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings which published its latest subject rankings.

Durban - South African universities rank high for those looking to study business and law.

This is according to The Times Higher Education World University Rankings which published its latest subject rankings.

The subject rankings are based on the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2019, but the methodology is re-calibrated for each subject to suit the individual fields.

This week, the subject rankings for business and economics, law, social sciences and education were released.

Below is South Africa’s rankings for each subject:

Business and Economics

Seven South African universities were ranked among the top 585 universities in business and economics. The University of Cape Town ranks at the top of the local list, falling in the top 200, followed by the University of Pretoria, Wits and University of Johannesburg.

Law

Five South African universities made the list of the top 187 universities in law, led by the University of Pretoria, followed by the University of Cape Town, University of South Africa, University of Johannesburg and Wits.

Social Sciences

Nine South African universities were ranked among the top 666 universities in social sciences – with the University of Cape Town making it into the top 100. Wits University made it into the top 150, followed by Stellenbosch University in the top 300. The University of KwaZulu-Natal was in the top 400.

Education

Eight South African universities were ranked among the top 428 universities in education, led by the University of Cape Town, which was also ranked within the top 100 overall. Stellenbosch University ranked in the top 175. The University of KwaZulu-Natal was in the top 400.

The Independent on Saturday