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The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 16th in the United Kingdom, 155th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 10 across 15 research topics. The London School of Economics and Political Science ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 50,264 academic publications and 1,071,381 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 911 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#155 of 14,131 In the World
#48 of 2,785 In Europe
#16 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#14 of 131 In England
#4 of 35 In London
#1 of 1,133 For Political Economy
#1 of 1,482 For International Trade
#1 of 1,288 For International Economics
#23 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#60 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top10 For 12 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 11th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 69th in the World with 41,724 publications made and 831,146 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#11 of 153 In the United Kingdom
#15 of 1,488 In Europe
#69 of 6,939 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 342 1393
1991 325 1657
1992 282 1692
1993 307 1745
1994 320 1984
1995 376 2504
1996 412 2565
1997 427 2818
1998 524 3308
1999 497 4239
2000 659 5186
2001 631 6938
2002 723 8218
2003 793 10165
2004 945 12961
2005 1003 13897
2006 1028 14599
2007 1203 18065
2008 1170 21240
2009 1432 24486
2010 1501 26645
2011 1586 30599
2012 1474 34145
2013 1626 39239
2014 1756 43730
2015 1724 43786
2016 1727 42123
2017 1823 44344
2018 1806 46765
2019 1777 56198
2020 2029 68175
2021 2578 91510
2022 1654 74099

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Economics rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 2nd for Economics in the United Kingdom and 15th in the World with 24,883 publications made and 633,859 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#2 of 140 In the United Kingdom
#2 of 1,322 In Europe
#15 of 5,789 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 129 1013
1991 138 1109
1992 111 1200
1993 147 1237
1994 141 1362
1995 187 1918
1996 234 1865
1997 226 2077
1998 289 2432
1999 304 3180
2000 401 4042
2001 407 4934
2002 485 6003
2003 524 7379
2004 646 9642
2005 634 10127
2006 682 10519
2007 760 12880
2008 750 15364
2009 880 17460
2010 945 18922
2011 1013 21472
2012 965 23395
2013 1089 26984
2014 1104 29507
2015 1096 29197
2016 1149 27797
2017 1146 28381
2018 1116 28308
2019 1129 33649
2020 1292 41560
2021 1628 58410
2022 971 45086

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Economics.

Business rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 6th for Business in the United Kingdom and 51st in the World with 20,230 publications made and 477,736 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Management, International Business, Accounting, Marketing.

Business ranking Location
#6 of 142 In the United Kingdom
#6 of 1,390 In Europe
#51 of 6,002 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 128 730
1991 129 885
1992 112 929
1993 125 981
1994 119 1067
1995 181 1340
1996 183 1493
1997 202 1637
1998 266 1910
1999 247 2508
2000 335 3134
2001 311 4091
2002 367 4908
2003 442 6382
2004 544 7829
2005 560 8568
2006 598 9320
2007 632 10929
2008 611 13211
2009 747 15174
2010 814 16854
2011 860 19292
2012 791 21105
2013 902 24075
2014 910 26385
2015 884 25882
2016 906 24610
2017 960 25389
2018 880 24928
2019 890 29466
2020 978 35792
2021 1288 50326
2022 742 38502

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Business.

Environmental Science rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 31st for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 300th in the World with 19,679 publications made and 430,986 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Geology, Paleontology, Environmental Management.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#31 of 147 In the United Kingdom
#101 of 1,449 In Europe
#300 of 6,683 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 129 668
1991 129 750
1992 109 741
1993 110 820
1994 106 883
1995 148 1189
1996 165 1283
1997 171 1330
1998 223 1625
1999 225 2069
2000 318 2618
2001 294 3479
2002 332 3882
2003 379 4937
2004 442 6485
2005 460 6843
2006 455 7422
2007 556 9048
2008 542 10772
2009 726 12619
2010 749 13949
2011 741 15766
2012 726 17896
2013 810 20713
2014 884 22922
2015 873 23047
2016 893 22118
2017 907 23607
2018 945 25177
2019 885 30000
2020 1080 37457
2021 1281 52423
2022 883 43375

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Urban and Regional planning 4 4 6
Geography and Cartography 21 52 163
Environmental Management 25 90 297
Ecology 33 125 361
Oceanography 42 155 429
Geology 44 197 528
Paleontology 44 212 551
Environmental Engineering 40 210 616
Hydrology and Water resources management 37 172 633
Agricultural Science 47 243 734
Geotechnical Engineering 51 288 867
Petrology and Geochemistry 63 345 967
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 64 363 1012
Forestry 61 319 1025
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 71 398 1421
Earth science and Geophysics 80 494 1656

Computer Science rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 34th for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 368th in the World with 16,353 publications made and 406,163 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Library and Information science, Neuroscience.

Computer Science ranking Location
#34 of 149 In the United Kingdom
#136 of 1,444 In Europe
#368 of 6,597 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 125 770
1991 129 786
1992 112 860
1993 106 890
1994 98 995
1995 159 1333
1996 161 1314
1997 165 1278
1998 208 1585
1999 162 1887
2000 261 2451
2001 247 2872
2002 288 3339
2003 337 4374
2004 414 5145
2005 391 5821
2006 418 6692
2007 493 7758
2008 486 9674
2009 556 11024
2010 581 12187
2011 632 13670
2012 582 15368
2013 684 17674
2014 703 20038
2015 686 19761
2016 653 19508
2017 688 20419
2018 662 21549
2019 711 25863
2020 860 31848
2021 1009 44587
2022 661 37056

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Information Technology 1 2 10
Management Information Systems 15 31 89
Library and Information science 21 30 109
Data Science 27 54 159
Cyber Security 18 46 175
Database Administration 10 54 178
Machine Learning 17 52 219
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 35 140 399
Cognitive Science 52 193 523
Multimedia 63 230 572
Human-Computer Interaction 64 258 593
Software Engineering 63 303 679
Computer Graphics 50 280 685
Computer Networking 51 247 695
Neuroscience 61 272 727
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 60 349 946
Telecommunications 59 342 974
Computer Vision 68 365 1020
Blockchain and Cryptography 63 385 1135
Computational Linguistics 80 428 1277

Mathematics rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 18th for Mathematics in the United Kingdom and 165th in the World with 13,270 publications made and 385,785 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Math Teachers.

Mathematics ranking Location
#18 of 139 In the United Kingdom
#46 of 1,363 In Europe
#165 of 6,132 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 60 746
1991 76 802
1992 72 896
1993 78 846
1994 76 926
1995 102 1297
1996 137 1256
1997 122 1326
1998 159 1554
1999 131 1943
2000 229 2459
2001 220 2776
2002 257 3334
2003 281 4149
2004 365 5073
2005 334 5636
2006 385 6412
2007 420 7303
2008 399 8735
2009 427 9996
2010 489 10802
2011 508 12303
2012 511 13270
2013 577 15311
2014 569 16844
2015 579 17054
2016 542 16490
2017 599 16989
2018 556 17061
2019 634 20986
2020 711 25484
2021 851 36250
2022 516 29484

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 2 2 15
Actuarial Science 1 2 17
Operations Research 16 48 156
Statistics 19 52 173
Applied Mathematics 17 96 276
Math Teachers 36 73 311
Blockchain and Cryptography 63 385 1135

Physics rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 45th for Physics in the United Kingdom and 686th in the World with 11,432 publications made and 263,385 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering, Optical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#45 of 148 In the United Kingdom
#252 of 1,434 In Europe
#686 of 6,484 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 75 513
1991 70 576
1992 63 602
1993 68 629
1994 79 698
1995 97 887
1996 115 919
1997 109 1011
1998 133 1062
1999 130 1445
2000 186 1754
2001 165 2121
2002 208 2591
2003 255 3182
2004 258 4075
2005 285 4474
2006 323 4674
2007 347 5608
2008 331 6643
2009 381 7491
2010 439 8397
2011 437 9375
2012 422 9962
2013 496 11472
2014 483 12789
2015 521 12802
2016 476 12310
2017 495 12840
2018 501 13304
2019 542 15872
2020 614 19170
2021 735 27221
2022 466 21630

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Acoustical Engineering 39 165 428
Theoretical Physics 36 217 476
Astrophysics and Astronomy 44 218 529
Quantum and Particle physics 45 252 667
Optical Engineering 61 384 1083
Materials Science 69 466 1484
Nanotechnology 69 490 1758
Nuclear Physics 79 579 1991
Condensed Matter Physics 71 569 2098

Biology rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 56th for Biology in the United Kingdom and 901st in the World with 11,397 publications made and 272,731 citations received. Main research topics: Paleontology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Botany.

Biology ranking Location
#56 of 147 In the United Kingdom
#302 of 1,428 In Europe
#901 of 6,663 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 55 470
1991 72 511
1992 46 519
1993 61 590
1994 55 675
1995 74 829
1996 86 886
1997 96 857
1998 121 1003
1999 98 1265
2000 142 1550
2001 140 1929
2002 173 2301
2003 221 2888
2004 221 3484
2005 233 3942
2006 281 4317
2007 296 5374
2008 278 6326
2009 396 7407
2010 416 8520
2011 420 9435
2012 416 10692
2013 467 12533
2014 497 14577
2015 524 14723
2016 537 14804
2017 583 15899
2018 551 16666
2019 549 20427
2020 728 25548
2021 904 37431
2022 644 32961

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 34 56 183
Evolutionary Biology 40 175 449
Paleontology 44 212 551
Virology 37 206 650
Neuroscience 61 272 727
Agricultural Science 47 243 734
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 60 349 946
Forestry 61 319 1025
Pharmacology 57 315 1085
Botany 65 362 1150
Genetics 65 390 1225
Biochemistry 66 423 1377
Molecular Biology 67 407 1377
Zoology 74 408 1410
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 71 398 1421
Biotechnology 78 424 1456
Immunology 75 437 1540
Oncology and Cancer research 78 468 1691
Nanotechnology 69 490 1758
Microbiology 85 492 1929
Horticulture 79 503 2144
Nutrition and Food Science 101 625 2690

Engineering rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 49th for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 735th in the World with 11,336 publications made and 270,000 citations received. Main research topics: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Acoustical Engineering, Computer Networking, Optical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#49 of 146 In the United Kingdom
#265 of 1,442 In Europe
#735 of 6,555 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 82 510
1991 84 555
1992 69 645
1993 82 645
1994 75 725
1995 100 849
1996 131 915
1997 131 980
1998 161 1120
1999 125 1428
2000 176 1779
2001 160 2247
2002 211 2530
2003 238 3162
2004 280 4021
2005 281 4358
2006 290 4690
2007 349 5643
2008 308 6816
2009 383 7788
2010 446 8595
2011 443 9946
2012 420 10779
2013 454 12337
2014 439 13757
2015 479 13570
2016 473 13378
2017 499 14034
2018 485 14754
2019 508 17771
2020 630 21694
2021 755 30564
2022 472 24838

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Operations Research 16 48 156
Aviation 24 72 215
Construction Management 37 103 284
Civil Engineering 23 91 287
Transportation Engineering 28 108 308
Systems Engineering 41 159 408
Engineering Management 44 148 427
Acoustical Engineering 39 165 428
Mechanical Engineering 37 162 449
Product and Industrial Design 50 177 459
Architecture 40 196 462
Marine Engineering 42 176 539
Industrial Engineering 42 216 574
Human-Computer Interaction 64 258 593
Architectural Engineering 63 239 609
Environmental Engineering 40 210 616
Computer Networking 51 247 695
Aerospace Engineering 51 276 728
Reliability and Quality Engineering 60 293 865
Geotechnical Engineering 51 288 867
Petroleum Engineering 55 277 876
Renewable Energy Engineering 51 295 922
Remote Sensing 64 345 936
Telecommunications 59 342 974
Structural Engineering 61 369 1055
Optical Engineering 61 384 1083
Electrical Engineering 59 391 1169
Biotechnology 78 424 1456
Materials Science 69 466 1484
Metallurgical Engineering 73 506 1729
Electronic Engineering 78 518 1742
Nanotechnology 69 490 1758
Chemical Engineering 74 500 1850

Medicine rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 43rd for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 645th in the World with 10,873 publications made and 278,168 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Public Health, Psychiatry, Nursing, Healthcare Management (MHA).

Medicine ranking Location
#43 of 148 In the United Kingdom
#223 of 1,401 In Europe
#645 of 6,552 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 42 347
1991 62 395
1992 34 404
1993 58 417
1994 50 464
1995 55 519
1996 64 595
1997 78 631
1998 73 805
1999 96 1009
2000 131 1096
2001 137 1540
2002 134 1804
2003 204 2220
2004 178 2824
2005 193 3069
2006 231 3387
2007 274 4152
2008 257 5252
2009 276 6196
2010 352 7105
2011 376 8140
2012 397 9448
2013 434 11551
2014 498 13672
2015 489 14200
2016 485 14438
2017 588 16050
2018 554 16332
2019 568 20270
2020 803 27296
2021 1029 39188
2022 750 36874

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Healthcare Management (MHA) 16 20 90
Social Work 22 24 95
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 34 56 183
Nursing 30 63 202
Public Health 26 72 236
Gerontology 30 73 271
Family medicine 36 148 444
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 48 155 473
Health Science 64 186 532
Psychiatry 48 203 554
Pediatrics 37 201 569
Clinical Psychology 60 203 586
Virology 37 206 650
Pathology 43 236 679
Epidemiology 43 249 684
Sports Medicine 69 287 732
Forensic Science 76 274 784
Ophthalmology 53 277 807
Optometry 69 274 816
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 45 320 858
Critical Care Nursing 74 318 885
Occupational Therapy 77 330 904
Physical Therapy 82 341 932
Orthodontics 52 347 993
Pharmacology 57 315 1085
Surgery 64 344 1097
Plastic Surgery 50 333 1118
Dentistry 55 373 1125
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 73 411 1278
Cardiology 64 397 1288
Immunology 75 437 1540
Anatomy and Physiology 90 498 1662
Oncology and Cancer research 78 468 1691
Anesthesiology 104 590 2223

Psychology rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 33rd for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 339th in the World with 10,557 publications made and 271,191 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Education Majors.

Psychology ranking Location
#33 of 150 In the United Kingdom
#118 of 1,390 In Europe
#339 of 6,353 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 40 318
1991 43 356
1992 31 362
1993 50 337
1994 38 430
1995 52 506
1996 61 600
1997 87 660
1998 86 773
1999 94 937
2000 127 1087
2001 133 1387
2002 148 1679
2003 192 2118
2004 202 2845
2005 217 3243
2006 235 3626
2007 279 4625
2008 275 5697
2009 329 6782
2010 341 7781
2011 386 8876
2012 434 10358
2013 443 12184
2014 518 14396
2015 519 14929
2016 487 15026
2017 581 16429
2018 569 17195
2019 573 20599
2020 652 25587
2021 866 36776
2022 651 32459

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 1 10
Social Work 22 24 95
Social Psychology 19 39 157
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 11 25 165
Sexology 25 40 188
Special Education 31 56 197
Education Majors 36 76 293
Child Psychology 38 92 312
Cognitive Science 52 193 523
Psychiatry 48 203 554
Clinical Psychology 60 203 586
Neuroscience 61 272 727
Occupational Therapy 77 330 904

Art & Design rankings

The London School of Economics and Political Science ranked 22nd for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 108th in the World with 6,282 publications made and 119,400 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#22 of 149 In the United Kingdom
#31 of 1,295 In Europe
#108 of 5,426 In the World

London School of Economics and Political Science
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 54 227
1991 42 276
1992 47 230
1993 42 252
1994 44 285
1995 67 406
1996 66 407
1997 69 446
1998 88 513
1999 66 613
2000 99 868
2001 87 1126
2002 113 1100
2003 141 1560
2004 141 1980
2005 154 2084
2006 153 2052
2007 151 2646
2008 179 3008
2009 214 3565
2010 250 3839
2011 249 4390
2012 226 5072
2013 261 5576
2014 284 6288
2015 304 6219
2016 243 6020
2017 271 6228
2018 273 6588
2019 282 7697
2020 298 9502
2021 400 13593
2022 214 10611

The following table provides academic rankings for The London School of Economics and Political Science in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield United Kingdom ranking Europe ranking World rank
Creative Writing 20 20 66
Aesthetics 15 18 71
Literature 20 27 94
Art History 26 32 99
Entertainment Industry Business 16 23 104
Fashion Design 22 48 148
Performing arts 38 64 157
Photography 46 85 231
Cinematography 60 106 247
Singing and Vocal Performance 41 136 361
Architecture 40 196 462
Multimedia 63 230 572
Computer Graphics 50 280 685
Illustration and Concept Art 78 318 797
Graphic Design 65 305 801
Painting and Drawing 79 322 818
Sculpture 79 322 818

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the London School of Economics and Political Science

Speciality United Kingdom Europe World Rank
Computational Chemistry 52 394 1137
Physical chemistry 58 393 1273
Chemistry 66 436 1339
Organic Chemistry 90 658 2540