Essex one of the best universities in the world for social sciences once again

  • Date

    Wed 17 Oct 18

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The University of Essex is ranked in the top 50 for the social sciences in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

This is the second year running Essex is ranked in the top 50 – sitting at 47th - and we’re also ranked 51st for law and 151st-175th for business and economics.

Executive Dean for Social Sciences, Professor Moya Lloyd, said: “Our Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex is world-leading and committed to delivering research excellence while providing our students with a transformative educational experience.

“We’re attracting more students than ever before and we’re investing in new academic staff so it is great our global reputation is underlined by this latest ranking.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for social sciences at Essex. We are engaging with the big issues facing our world and continuing to innovate through the use of quantitative social science, data analytics and bio-social research.”

Essex was ranked in the top 300 overall in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, announced last month. This includes being ranked 14th for 'international outlook', reflecting our ability to attract students and research talent from around the world and our commitment to working with leading institutions across the globe.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The rankings use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

Essex was ranked 29th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 in September and also topped the subject tables for dance, drama and cinematics and was the top university in East Anglia for student experience. We were also in the top 10 for politics and sport science with top 20 rankings for american studies, criminology, economics and electronic engineering. On spending on our facilities we were 5th overall.