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The world’s top 100 universities ranked for the social science disciplines

 

Harvard ranks highest for accounting, economics and law according to world rankings for social sciences. Get the full QS rankings

Ami Sedghi Wednesday 27 July 2011 guardian.co.uk

Harvard law school

The Harvard law school area on the campus of Harvard University has been ranked as the top place in the world to study law. Photograph: Chitose Suzuki/AP

Harvard university has been ranked number one for economics, accounting and law amongst others in the latest world rankings for social sciences, featuring top for all apart from one of the disciplines.

It is another strong appearance for the American university which earlier this year topped rankings for biological sciences and for world reputation.

Stanford university come in top place for statistics and operational research, beating Harvard. The rankings show the best performers in the six disciplines; accounting and finance, economics and econometrics, law, politics and international studies, sociology and statistics and operational research. The Oxbridge universities are in the top ten for each subject.

London School of Economics (LSE) beat both Oxford and Cambridge universities for economics and econometrics in the rankings published by leading higher education and careers research company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). LSE are also placed ahead of University College London (UCL) for all of the disciplines.

The social sciences rankings are good news for UK universities with Oxford and Cambridge featuring heavily in the top ten for all the disciplines. Oxford university beats Cambridge at accounting and finance, economics, law and politics and international studies but comes in two places lower for statistics and operational research.

As part of the survey to compile the rankings, global graduate employers were asked to identify the universities they believe produce the best graduates overall and within a selected discipline. The results showed that graduates in business, accountancy and finance, and economics were the most sought after.

With the continuing focus on universities to bring value to the education market along with their increasing fees, graduate employability has become a growing worry for future students.

"Employability is by no means the only benefit of a university education, but with £9,000 per-year fees and 83 graduates now competing for every job, it is inevitably at the forefront of many prospective students’ minds", says John O’Leary, Editor of the Times Good University Guide and member of the QS Academic Advisory Board. "The reality is that students will be paying the same amount for degrees that in practice have vastly different market values."

We have compiled these rankings and all the QS rankings so far into a spreadsheet which can be downloaded below. The university rankings feature country they are in and show the full 100 listed. Below is a table showing the top 10 in all six social sciences disciplines by subject.

Data summary

Top 10 universities for accounting and finance

Rank

Institution

Country

SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 – http://www.topuniversities.com

1
Harvard University
United States

2
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States

4
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

5
Stanford University
United States

6
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
United Kingdom

7
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

8
University of Chicago
United States

9
University of Pennsylvania
United States

10
London Business School
United Kingdom

Top 10 universities for economics and econometrics

Rank

Institution

Country

SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 – http://www.topuniversities.com

1
Harvard University
United States

2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States

3
Stanford University
United States

4
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
United Kingdom

5
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

6
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

7
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

8
University of Chicago
United States

9
Yale University
United States

10
Princeton University
United States

Top 10 universities for law

Rank

Institution

Country

SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 – http://www.topuniversities.com

1
Harvard University
United States

2
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

3
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

4
Yale University
United States

5
Stanford University
United States

6
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

7
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
United Kingdom

8
Columbia University
United States

9
The University of Melbourne
Australia

10
New York University (NYU)
United States

Top 10 universities for politics and international relations

Rank

Institution

Country

SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 – http://www.topuniversities.com

1
Harvard University
United States

2
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

3
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

4
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
United Kingdom

5
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

6
Yale University
United States

7
Stanford University
United States

8
Columbia University
United States

9
Princeton University
United States

10
Australian National University
Australia

Top 10 universities for sociology

Rank

Institution

Country

SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 – http://www.topuniversities.com

1
Harvard University
United States

2
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

3
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

4
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

5
University of Chicago
United States

6
Stanford University
United States

7
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
United States

8
Yale University
United States

9
Columbia University
United States

10
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
United Kingdom

Top 10 universities for statistics and operational research

Rank

Institution

Country

SOURCE: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2011 – http://www.topuniversities.com

1
Stanford University
United States

2
Harvard University
United States

3
University of California, Berkeley (UCB)
United States

4
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
United States

6
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

7
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Singapore

8
University of Toronto
Canada

9
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

10
Princeton University
United States

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