LSE has been ranked second in the world - and top in Europe- in social science and management subjects for the seventh consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
In individual subjects, LSE was ranked first in the world for Social Policy, and second for Geography. Overall in the QS Rankings, 13 LSE disciplines were placed in the global top ten.
The School also achieved the following global rankings in individual subjects:
- Fourth in Development Studies, Politics & International Studies, Sociology and Communication & Media Studies (LSE was also ranked first in the UK for Communication & Media Studies).
- Fifth in Accounting & Finance.
- Sixth in History and Economics & Econometrics.
- Seventh in Law.
- Eighth in Business & Management Studies.
- Ninth in Philosophy and Anthropology.
Commenting on the School’s latest rankings success, LSE Director Minouche Shafik said: “Our position as a world leader in these rankings - for the seventh year in a row - is well-deserved recognition for the outstanding work taking place across the School.
“Through our unwavering commitment to the social sciences having global impact, LSE will continue to educate students and generate ideas that help shape the world’s political, economic and social future for the better.”
Published annually since 2011, QS World University Rankings by subject are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The rankings use data from 1,200 universities from 78 countries.