For the fifth year running LSE has been rated as the top university in the UK and second in the world for social science and management subjects.
The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today, also judged nine individual LSE disciplines to be in the global top five and 13 in the top ten.
Notably, LSE was ranked third best university in the world for four subjects: Geography, Politics & International Studies, Communication & Media Studies and Social Policy & Administration.
In the UK LSE was ranked top for Economics & Econometrics, Communication & Media Studies and third overall for the Arts and Humanities subject grouping, which include History and Philosophy.
Commenting on the latest rankings, Interim Director of LSE Professor Julia Black said:
“This is excellent news, and should be a source of pride for the global LSE community. Such a strong performance across our subject areas is a real testament to the talent and hard work of our faculty, research and support staff. With or without rankings, LSE remains dedicated to finding and working with the very best staff and students, no matter where they come from, and tackling the world’s biggest problems through exceptional research and teaching.”
The School achieved the following global rankings in individual subjects:
- Third in the world for Geography, Politics & International Studies, Communication & Media Studies and Social Policy & Administration
- Fourth in Anthropology and Sociology
- Fifth in Accounting & Finance, Development Studies and Economics & Econometrics
- Seventh in Law and History
- Ninth in Business & Management Studies and Philosophy.
LSE was also ranked fifth in the UK and 30th in world for Psychology.