LSE has been ranked top in Europe – and second in the world – in social science and management subjects for the eighth consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
Overall, 13 LSE disciplines were placed in the global top ten. The School achieved the following global rankings in individual subjects:
- Second in Geography.
- Third in Social Policy and Administration, Sociology and Communication and Media Studies.
- Fourth in Accounting and Finance and Development studies.
- Fifth in History, Philosophy, Economics and Econometrics and Politics and International Studies.
- Sixth in Law.
- Eighth in Anthropology.
- Tenth in Business and Management Studies.
LSE was also ranked top in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Communications and Media Studies and Economics and Econometrics.
Commenting on the rankings, LSE Director Minouche Shafik said: “Retaining our place as a leading university in the social sciences is a fantastic achievement and is testament to the hard work of everyone at LSE.
“We remain dedicated to the global impact of social sciences and producing world class research and teaching that attracts brilliant students and staff from all over. Together, we continue to help shape the world’s future for the better.”
Published annually since 2011, the QS World University Rankings by subject are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The rankings use data from 1,368 institutions.