100 Best universities for Political Science in the United Kingdom

Below is the list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Political Science. A graph of 1.62M citations received by 122K academic papers made by 118 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
#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

2. London School of Economics and Political Science

For Political Science

#2 in Europe
#6 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

3. University of Cambridge

For Political Science

#3 in Europe
#9 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

4. University of Manchester

For Political Science

#5 in Europe
#20 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

5. University of Edinburgh

For Political Science

#6 in Europe
#30 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

6. King's College London

For Political Science

#7 in Europe
#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

7. University College London

For Political Science

#8 in Europe
#42 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

8. University of Birmingham

For Political Science

#9 in Europe
#47 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

9. University of Warwick

For Political Science

#10 in Europe
#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

10. University of London

For Political Science

#12 in Europe
#54 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

11. Lancaster University

For Political Science

#15 in Europe
#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

12. University of Sussex

For Political Science

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

13. University of Sheffield

For Political Science

#17 in Europe
#70 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

14. University of Nottingham

For Political Science

#20 in Europe
#75 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

15. University of Leeds

For Political Science

#21 in Europe
#77 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

16. Cardiff University

For Political Science

#22 in Europe
#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

17. University of Bristol

For Political Science

#23 in Europe
#79 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

18. Durham University

For Political Science

#25 in Europe
#88 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

19. University of Glasgow

For Political Science

#28 in Europe
#95 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

20. University of East Anglia

For Political Science

#33 in Europe
#103 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

21. Queen Mary University of London

For Political Science

#34 in Europe
#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

22. University of Exeter

For Political Science

#35 in Europe
#105 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

23. University of York

For Political Science

#36 in Europe
#107 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

24. University of Essex

For Political Science

#41 in Europe
#116 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

25. University of Leicester

For Political Science

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

26. University of Southampton

For Political Science

#45 in Europe
#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

27. Loughborough University

For Political Science

#50 in Europe
#146 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

28. University of Kent

For Political Science

#53 in Europe
#151 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

29. University of Strathclyde

For Political Science

#54 in Europe
#154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

30. University of Liverpool

For Political Science

#56 in Europe
#157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

31. Queen's University Belfast

For Political Science

#59 in Europe
#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

32. University of St Andrews

For Political Science

#60 in Europe
#177 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

33. SOAS, University of London

For Political Science

#62 in Europe
#182 in the World
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

34. University of Westminster

For Political Science

#63 in Europe
#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

35. University of Reading

For Political Science

#67 in Europe
#196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

36. Newcastle University

For Political Science

#70 in Europe
#206 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

37. University of Aberdeen

For Political Science

#72 in Europe
#214 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

38. Brunel University London

For Political Science

#78 in Europe
#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

39. University of Hull

For Political Science

#80 in Europe
#230 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

40. Keele University

For Political Science

#81 in Europe
#232 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

41. University of Bath

For Political Science

#82 in Europe
#236 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

42. University of Stirling

For Political Science

#84 in Europe
#241 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

43. Ulster University

For Political Science

#86 in Europe
#249 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1968

44. University of the West of England

For Political Science

#96 in Europe
#269 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

45. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Political Science

#99 in Europe
#275 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

46. University of Surrey

For Political Science

#102 in Europe
#279 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

47. Northumbria University

For Political Science

#104 in Europe
#284 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

48. Middlesex University

For Political Science

#112 in Europe
#304 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1973

49. Birkbeck, University of London

For Political Science

#118 in Europe
#320 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823

50. Imperial College London

For Political Science

#119 in Europe
#321 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

51. Aberystwyth University

For Political Science

#127 in Europe
#331 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1872

52. Oxford Brookes University

For Political Science

#129 in Europe
#340 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1865

53. University of Bradford

For Political Science

#131 in Europe
#344 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1966

54. City, University of London

For Political Science

#133 in Europe
#346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1966

55. Nottingham Trent University

For Political Science

#134 in Europe
#348 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

56. Sheffield Hallam University

For Political Science

#138 in Europe
#358 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

57. Swansea University

For Political Science

#139 in Europe
#361 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920

58. Bournemouth University

For Political Science

#141 in Europe
#364 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

59. Aston University

For Political Science

#142 in Europe
#366 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

60. Manchester Metropolitan University

For Political Science

#147 in Europe
#377 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

61. University of Salford

For Political Science

#148 in Europe
#378 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967

62. University of Dundee

For Political Science

#150 in Europe
#381 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967

63. De Montfort University

For Political Science

#151 in Europe
#386 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

64. University of Plymouth

For Political Science

#155 in Europe
#396 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

65. University of Central Lancashire

For Political Science

#160 in Europe
#412 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

66. Leeds Beckett University

For Political Science

#161 in Europe
#414 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

67. Coventry University

For Political Science

#165 in Europe
#422 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

68. University of Portsmouth

For Political Science

#167 in Europe
#426 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

69. Liverpool John Moores University

For Political Science

#168 in Europe
#428 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

70. University of Huddersfield

For Political Science

#169 in Europe
#432 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

71. University of Brighton

For Political Science

#186 in Europe
#482 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

72. University of East London

For Political Science

#190 in Europe
#488 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

73. Cranfield University

For Political Science

#199 in Europe
#520 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1993

74. University of Hertfordshire

For Political Science

#204 in Europe
#543 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

75. University of Wolverhampton

For Political Science

#208 in Europe
#548 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

76. London Metropolitan University

For Political Science

#213 in Europe
#561 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1848

77. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Political Science

#222 in Europe
#584 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1993

78. University of Greenwich

For Political Science

#223 in Europe
#586 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1890

79. London South Bank University

For Political Science

#225 in Europe
#597 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

80. University of Lincoln

For Political Science

#228 in Europe
#608 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

81. Goldsmiths, University of London

For Political Science

#231 in Europe
#616 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1904

82. Kingston University

For Political Science

#248 in Europe
#652 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

83. Teesside University

For Political Science

#251 in Europe
#663 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

84. University of Roehampton

For Political Science

#261 in Europe
#683 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2004

85. London Business School

For Political Science

#263 in Europe
#689 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1964

86. Edinburgh Napier University

For Political Science

#266 in Europe
#703 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

87. Bangor University

For Political Science

#269 in Europe
#706 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

88. Canterbury Christ Church University

For Political Science

#273 in Europe
#711 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

89. Robert Gordon University

For Political Science

#276 in Europe
#717 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

90. University of Wales

For Political Science

#285 in Europe
#735 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1893

91. University of Northampton

For Political Science

#289 in Europe
#747 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

92. University of the West of Scotland

For Political Science

#297 in Europe
#773 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

93. University of South Wales

For Political Science

#307 in Europe
#798 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1841

94. Birmingham City University

For Political Science

#313 in Europe
#813 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

95. Heriot-Watt University

For Political Science

#327 in Europe
#871 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

96. Queen Margaret University

For Political Science

#328 in Europe
#873 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2007

97. Staffordshire University

For Political Science

#333 in Europe
#884 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

98. University of Sunderland

For Political Science

#341 in Europe
#897 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

99. University of Gloucestershire

For Political Science

#345 in Europe
#906 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2001

100. Anglia Ruskin University

For Political Science

#360 in Europe
#951 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1858

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