5 Best universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Edinburgh

Below is the list of best universities in Edinburgh ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 1.13M citations received by 31.1K academic papers made by 5 universities in Edinburgh was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. University of Edinburgh

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Scotland
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

2. Heriot-Watt University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#9 in Scotland
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

3. Edinburgh Napier University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#10 in Scotland
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

4. Queen Margaret University

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#13 in Scotland
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2007

5. Scotland's Rural College

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#17 in Scotland
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2012

Universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences near Edinburgh

Distance, km
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University
Country rank
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City
50 University of St Andrews 33
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St Andrews
50 University of Stirling 36
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Stirling
58 University of Dundee 41
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Dundee
59 Abertay University 114
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Dundee
66 University of Strathclyde 40
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Glasgow
66 Glasgow Caledonian University 79
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Glasgow
68 University of Glasgow 15
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Glasgow
78 University of the West of Scotland 98
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Paisley
119 University of Cumbria 115
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Carlisle, England
147 Newcastle University 26
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Newcastle upon Tyne

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfields in Edinburgh