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SPS Subject Areas in QS World Rankings

Two of our SPS subject areas appear in the University of Edinburgh's top 10 highest ranked departments in the QS World Rankings.

For the fifth year running Sociology at Edinburgh has earned a spot in the top 20, placing 17th in the world, whilst Development Studies reached 22nd place. Both Social Anthropology and Social Policy placed 26th in the world, whilst PIR is currently 42nd.

The rankings are a great achievement, highlighting the quality of our teaching and research within SPS as well as the employability of our graduates. The QS World University Rankings highlight the world’s top universities over a range of 42 subjects and are based on a combination of academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. 

Visit the QS World University Rankings by Subject website for full listings.

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