Politics makes UK top 10

Politics at Strathclyde makes UK top 10 after jumping 25 places in the Guardian’s annual University Guide league tables.

Politics dramatically improved on its 2013 ranking, by moving from 34th to 9th position, making it the second-highest ranking in Scotland.

The Guardian University Guide league tables rank every University in the UK according to institution and individual subject areas. The league tables are drawn from a national data set including student satisfaction rates and employability statistics.

Professor Robert Thomson, Head of the School of Government and Public Policy, said: 

Following a recruitment drive last year, the School now has nine nationalities represented across the staff.

We're getting much better at international politics and comparative politics across the world, which students seem to really love, and better at embedding research within the curriculum.

The Humanities & Social Sciences (HaSS) Faculty also witnessed improvements in other areas including Psychology, History and Journalism.

Professor Tony McGrew, Dean of HaSS, said:

I am delighted to see such positive and significant improvements in all these subjects and wish to congratulate all staff who have contributed to this success.

These results signify our commitment to outstanding teaching and the student experience and I am sure that prospective applicants will be encouraged by these results.