100 Best universities for Political Science in the United Kingdom

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Below is a list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Political Science. A graph of 146M citations received by 5.15M academic papers made by 148 universities in the United Kingdom 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 Oxford

For Political Science

#1 in Europe
#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1096

2. University of Cambridge

For Political Science

#2 in Europe
#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Founded
1209

4. University College London

For Political Science

#4 in Europe
#27 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

6. King's College London

For Political Science

#6 in Europe
#40 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Founded
1829

7. University of Bristol

For Political Science

#9 in Europe
#55 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

8. University of Edinburgh

For Political Science

#10 in Europe
#56 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Founded
1583

9. University of Sheffield

For Political Science

#11 in Europe
#57 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1905

11. University of Warwick

For Political Science

#13 in Europe
#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

12. University of Nottingham

For Political Science

#14 in Europe
#65 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Founded
1948

14. Imperial College London

For Political Science

#18 in Europe
#74 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

16. University of Sussex

For Political Science

#22 in Europe
#93 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

17. University of London

For Political Science

#23 in Europe
#94 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1836

18. University of Southampton

For Political Science

#24 in Europe
#95 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

19. University of York

For Political Science

#26 in Europe
#99 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1963

20. Cardiff University

For Political Science

#28 in Europe
#105 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1997

21. Lancaster University

For Political Science

#31 in Europe
#118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Founded
1964

22. Newcastle University

For Political Science

#34 in Europe
#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1963

23. University of Liverpool

For Political Science

#38 in Europe
#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

24. University of Exeter

For Political Science

#39 in Europe
#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1955

25. Durham University

For Political Science

#43 in Europe
#152 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

26. University of Leicester

For Political Science

#48 in Europe
#161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

27. University of East Anglia

For Political Science

#50 in Europe
#164 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1963

28. Queen Mary University of London

For Political Science

#57 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Founded
1989

29. Loughborough University

For Political Science

#58 in Europe
#177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
19,449
Founded
1966

30. University of Reading

For Political Science

#61 in Europe
#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Founded
1892

33. University of Strathclyde

For Political Science

#72 in Europe
#213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
1964

35. University of Bath

For Political Science

#81 in Europe
#234 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

36. University of Surrey

For Political Science

#82 in Europe
#235 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

37. Queen's University Belfast

For Political Science

#84 in Europe
#238 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1849

38. University of St Andrews

For Political Science

#108 in Europe
#288 in the World
Enrollment
10,425
Founded
1413

39. University of Wales

For Political Science

#113 in Europe
#301 in the World
Founded
1893

40. Brunel University London

For Political Science

#121 in Europe
#314 in the World
Acceptance Rate
54%
Founded
1966

41. Keele University

For Political Science

#125 in Europe
#323 in the World
Founded
1962

43. University of Stirling

For Political Science

#131 in Europe
#336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

44. City, University of London

For Political Science

#132 in Europe
#340 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1966

45. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Political Science

#136 in Europe
#345 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1849

46. Swansea University

For Political Science

#138 in Europe
#355 in the World
Founded
1920

47. University of Hull

For Political Science

#142 in Europe
#362 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1954

48. Birkbeck, University of London

For Political Science

#146 in Europe
#368 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Founded
1823

49. London Business School

For Political Science

#166 in Europe
#412 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1964

50. University of Plymouth

For Political Science

#167 in Europe
#413 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1992

51. Manchester Metropolitan University

For Political Science

#168 in Europe
#415 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
1992

52. Cranfield University

For Political Science

#171 in Europe
#424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,825
Founded
1993

53. Ulster University

For Political Science

#172 in Europe
#426 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1968

55. University of Bradford

For Political Science

#183 in Europe
#448 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1966

56. University of the West of England

For Political Science

#184 in Europe
#455 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

57. University of Salford

For Political Science

#194 in Europe
#478 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Founded
1967

58. Goldsmiths, University of London

For Political Science

#196 in Europe
#482 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1904

59. Nottingham Trent University

For Political Science

#200 in Europe
#490 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

60. University of Portsmouth

For Political Science

#202 in Europe
#493 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

61. Sheffield Hallam University

For Political Science

#207 in Europe
#501 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1992

62. Oxford Brookes University

For Political Science

#210 in Europe
#506 in the World
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1865

64. Aston University

For Political Science

#217 in Europe
#516 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1895

65. University of Westminster

For Political Science

#220 in Europe
#520 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

66. SOAS, University of London

For Political Science

#222 in Europe
#522 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

67. Bangor University

For Political Science

#227 in Europe
#545 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

69. Bournemouth University

For Political Science

#235 in Europe
#583 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

70. Leeds Beckett University

For Political Science

#237 in Europe
#591 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1992

71. Coventry University

For Political Science

#239 in Europe
#596 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

72. University of Huddersfield

For Political Science

#251 in Europe
#624 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

73. University of Brighton

For Political Science

#256 in Europe
#636 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1992

74. University of Hertfordshire

For Political Science

#257 in Europe
#637 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1992

76. Middlesex University

For Political Science

#266 in Europe
#654 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1973

78. University of Central Lancashire

For Political Science

#275 in Europe
#665 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1992

79. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Political Science

#287 in Europe
#708 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1993

80. Aberystwyth University

For Political Science

#295 in Europe
#731 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Founded
1872

81. London Metropolitan University

For Political Science

#299 in Europe
#740 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Founded
1848

83. London South Bank University

For Political Science

#305 in Europe
#751 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1892

85. University of South Wales

For Political Science

#338 in Europe
#828 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1841

87. Edinburgh Napier University

For Political Science

#341 in Europe
#842 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
1992

88. University of Lincoln

For Political Science

#355 in Europe
#882 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
1992

89. Kingston University

For Political Science

#358 in Europe
#890 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Founded
1992

90. Staffordshire University

For Political Science

#376 in Europe
#943 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1992

91. Teesside University

For Political Science

#377 in Europe
#946 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
19,290
Founded
1992

92. University of Roehampton

For Political Science

#384 in Europe
#961 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
2004

93. Anglia Ruskin University

For Political Science

#385 in Europe
#966 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1858

94. Robert Gordon University

For Political Science

#386 in Europe
#978 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

95. University of Bedfordshire

For Political Science

#397 in Europe
#1011 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
2006

96. Birmingham City University

For Political Science

#404 in Europe
#1029 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1992

98. University of Derby

For Political Science

#427 in Europe
#1086 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992

99. University of Sunderland

For Political Science

#438 in Europe
#1120 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

100. University of the West of Scotland

For Political Science

#446 in Europe
#1144 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

The best cities to study Political Science in the United Kingdom based on the number of universities and their ranks are Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Manchester.