QS Rankings place Essex amongst top universities for social sciences again

  • Date

    Wed 3 Apr 24

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The latest QS World University Rankings by subject place the University of Essex in the top 100 for politics and international studies alongside sociology.

Essex is ranked 73rd for sociology and in the 51st to 100th category for politics and international studies.

Essex is also ranked in the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings for economics and econometrics, linguistics, accounting and finance, and social policy and administration plus philosophy. Law at Essex is in the top 250 and English Language and Literature are in the top 300.

Executive Dean for Social Sciences Professor John Preston said: “The latest QS subject rankings show our global prominence across the social sciences in politics and international relations, sociology, economics and econometrics, linguistics, and accounting and finance.

“It’s gratifying to see our outstanding performance in terms of the score attached to our international research networking which shows the strength of our partnership building and indicates how we are extending the reach and impact of our research. These rankings attest to the ways in which we are contributing to, and leading, research and impact in the social sciences and addressing pressing global challenges.”

For broad subject areas Essex is ranked 269th for social sciences and management, and 401st to 450th for art and humanities.

The full rankings for Essex:

  • Politics & International Studies – 51st-100th
  • Sociology – 73rd
  • Philosophy - 101-150
  • Social Policy & Administration - 101-130
  • Accounting & Finance - 151-200
  • Economics & Econometrics - 151-200
  • Linguistics - 151-200
  • Law - 201-250
  • English Language & Literature - 251-300
  • Social Sciences and Management – 269th
  • Psychology - 301-330
  • Art and Humanities – 401st-450th
  • Computer Science & Information Systems - 401-450
  • Business & Management Studies - 451-500
  • Biological Sciences - 601-650
  • Medicine - 701-720