The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).
Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.
Where will the political leaders of tomorrow come from? It could be Harvard University, the top-ranked university for Politics for the fifth year running. Political expertise isn’t uniquely American though: seven other countries feature in this year’s top 20.
Canada has already had a very strong start to 2017, with Montréal named the best city for students in the world, but the good news doesn’t stop there. One of the biggest climbers towards the top of this year’s politics & international studies ranking is the University of Toronto, which moves up 12 places to 12th.
Interested in other courses besides Politics & International Studies? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.