Oxford University is the best place in Europe to study social sciences and the second best place to study social sciences in the world, according to Times Higher Education University rankings.
MIT was ranked best in the world, whilst Cambridge University was ranked 5th.
The social science ranking is calculated in the same way as the World University Ranking, but with greater weight being placed on teaching and research.
The 2nd place ranking represents a fall from the university’s first place ranking on social sciences in 2017 and 2018. However, despite this fall in ranking, many social science students are still happy with the outcome. One social science student spoke to The Oxford Student, saying: “I am pleased to hear about the high ranking that Oxford University got for social sciences. It reflects the strength of the University’s research and teaching”.
Despite the fall in the overall ranking, the University did rise in some rankings based on individual social science subjects. For example, the University was deemed the 4th best place to study Law, an improvement from its 5th place ranking in 2018.