Eight Irish universities feature on this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Now in its third year, the ranking series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.

Irish institutions featured in 28 of the 30 subjects.

Trinity College Dublin is the country's best-performing university with four of its subjects ranking in the top 50.

The college was ranked 28th in the world in English Language and Literature, 31st in Politics, 33rd in History and 42nd in Modern Languages.

University College Dublin, University College Cork, NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and NUI Maynooth also feature in the report.

The study evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total.