The world needs social scientists. They are the lawyers, the teachers, the statisticians and the anthropologists that help society function and understand how and why it does so.
Where best to study such subjects?
Look no further than the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject 2018 in the Social Sciences and Management category. Its ranking weighs up the academic reputation, employer reputation, and citations per paper of hundreds of universities that teach these subjects.
According to QS, social sciences “are united by a focus on understanding the workings of human society. This could mean becoming an expert in one particular sphere, such as law or finance, or taking a more holistic approach to understanding the causes of social change, or the relationships between individual and state.”
Included in QS’s category were subjects as wide-reaching as accounting & finance, communications, sociology, statistics, economics, anthropology, education & training, and law.
The very highest performers were somewhat predictable: Ivy Leagues and Oxbridge. But schools in from Singapore to Italy, Hong Kong and Australia are also among the best social sciences institutions on the planet.
Here are top 13 universities for social sciences and management.
13. The University of Tokyo, Japan
=11. Yale University, United States
=11. Bocconi University, Italy
10. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
9. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States
8. The University of Melbourne, Australia
7. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
=5. Stanford University, United States
=5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
3. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom
1. Harvard University, United States
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