Rankings 2017

Schools' strong performance in UK university rankings

Several of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences' (HaSS) schools and subject areas have made significant jumps in a number of ranking guides such as the Complete University Guide 2017 and the Guardian 2017. Some of the progress made by HaSS schools and subject areas from the 2016 to 2017 rankings is outlined below.

The Complete University Guide is a comprehensive rankings of over 140 UK universities in one main table, and in 70 subject tables.


Having moved up from 7th to 5th place, Education is firmly placed in the UK top 10. Of the Scottish universities, only Glasgow is ranked higher.


Law has jumped up 1 place, from 15th to 14th. We are the 4th best one in Scotland.


English has moved up 2 places, from 39th to 37th.


The Guardian ranks UK universities by carefully combining scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students.


Politics has jumped up 4 places, from 19th to 15th, resulting the third best one in Scotland.

Modern Languages

There has been a jump of 2 places, from 60th to 58th, for these area.


Law has moved up 6 places, from 56th to 50th.