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Top Universities for Social Sciences & Management 2014

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Looking to study economics, political science, international relations, law or another subject in the field of social sciences and management at one of the top universities in the world? Check out the latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Faculty to discover the top universities in the world for social sciences and management this year. These rankings draw data on research citations, along with the opinions of academics and employers worldwide, in order to highlight the world’s leading institutions in each faculty area.

Below are 2014’s 10 top universities in the world for social sciences and management, in video and list format…

 

 

Top 10 universities for social sciences & management 2014

1. Harvard University

Last year’s rank: 1st

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

Type: Private research (Ivy League)

Fact: Harvard University, the top university in the world for social science and management, has more than its fair share of notable alumni, including the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, and John F Kennedy, former president of the US.

2. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Last year’s rank: 2nd

Location: London, UK

Type: Public research

Fact: Informally known as LSE, the London School of Economics and Political Science is the UK’s leading university specializing in the social sciences, and is lauded for the impressive number of Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and staff, particularly in the economics field.

3. University of Oxford

Last year’s rank: 3rd

Location: Oxford, UK

Type: Collegiate research

Fact: Oxford University is comprised of a total of 39 individual colleges and related buildings and is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.

4. University of Cambridge

Last year’s rank: 4th

Location: Cambridge, UK

Type: Public research (with private colleges)

Fact: Among the University of Cambridge’s most famous colleges are King’s College, Trinity Hall, Trinity College, Darwin College, Corpus Christi College and Downing College.

5. Stanford University

Last year’s rank: 5th

Location: Stanford, California, US

Type: Private research

Fact: Undergraduate programs at Stanford University are the most selective in the country, with only 5.07% of applicants gaining acceptance for the 2018 class.

6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Last year’s rank: 7=

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, US

School: Private research, land grant

Fact: You may know it boasts alumni such as the likes of astronaut Buzz Aldrin and aviation pioneer James Doolittle, but did you also know the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a “pirate certificate” to students who complete classes in archery, sailing, pistol and fencing?

7. University of Chicago

Last year’s rank: 11th

Location: Chicago, Illinois, US

Type: Private research

Fact: The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the world, established in 1898, eight years after the founding of the university itself.

8. University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Last year’s rank: 9=

Location: Berkeley, California, US

Type: Public research

Fact: Students at the University of California, Berkeley were awarded more Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation than students of any other US university in the past decade.

9. National University of Singapore (NUS)

Last year’s rank: 9=

Location: Southwest Singapore

Type: Public research

Fact: The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the oldest and largest (in terms of enrollment and curriculum) university in Singapore and its notable alumni include four Singaporean and two Malaysian Prime Ministers.

10=. London Business School

Last year’s rank: 12th

Location: London, UK

Type: Public business school

Fact: A constituent college of the University of London system, London Business School is the only school in Europe (and one of three in the world) to offer a Sloan Fellowship MSc program.

10=. Yale University

Last year’s rank: 7=

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, US

Type: Private research (Ivy League)

Fact: Over 2,000 undergraduate courses are taught at Yale University, and notable alumni include as many as five US presidents, 19 US Supreme Court Justices and 13 living billionaires.

About the QS World University Rankings by Faculty

The QS World University Rankings by Faculty aims to highlight the top universities in the world within five major subject areas. These five fields cover arts & humanities, engineering & technology, life sciences & medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences & management. The rankings are compiled using data on research citations, as well as the results of QS’s global surveys of academics and employers.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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