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SPS Subject Areas - Complete University Guide Rankings

All SPS subject areas are in the UK top 20 in the latest rankings published by The Complete University Guide.

Both Social Policy and Social Work climbed to an impressive 2nd place in the UK, an achievement based on five key measures of success including student satisfaction scores taken from NSS data, research quality and research intensity taken from REF 2014 data as well as entry standards and graduate prospects. Sociology and Social Anthropology also made the UK top ten, reaching 4th and 6th place respectively, whilst Politics placed 17th in the UK.

"These latest rankings confirm that Edinburgh is an excellent place for the highest quality of teaching and learning in the social sciences and for a great student experience."
Professor Fiona Mackay, Dean and Head of School

For full league table listings please visit The Complete University Guide website.

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