Rankings 2018

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 2018 and the Guardian 2018. Some of the progress made by HaSS schools and subject areas from the 2017 to 2018   rankings is outlined below.

Complete University Guide 2018

The Complete University Guide is a comprehensive rankings of over 140 UK universities in one main table, and in 70 subject tables. The University of Strathclyde is up 3 places from 48th to 45th


Journalism has jumped 15 places from 17th to 2nd in the UK and remains at 1st place in Scotland


History is up 2 places from 34th to 32nd


English is up 9 places from 37th to 26th

Social Policy

Social Policy is up 13 places from 15th to 2nd

The Guardian 2017

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

Social Work

Social Work is up 19 places from 47th to 28th

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 

Strathclyde has moved up 7 places from 48th to 41st and remains 7th in Scotland

Highest ranks for measure were:

Entry Standards 

6th In the UK and 2nd in Scotland

Research Quality 

Ranked 21st in the UK and 4th in Scotland

Other Noteable Mentions

  • Top in the UK for subjects allied to Medicine, Accounting and Finance and Social Policy
  • 12 Subjects feature in the top 10 for the subjects listing
  • 20 Subjects feature in the top 20 for their subject listing