Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Development Studies and Social Policy ranked highly in World University Rankings

Tue Mar 22 09:22:00 GMT 2016

Development Studies and Social Policy at the University of Bath have today been placed within the top 50 and top 100 respectively in the world, according to the QS Top Universities global rankings.

 
Development Studies has been ranked as 44th in the world. See the full QS World University Rankings® by Subject 2016.

Development Studies has been ranked as 44th in the world. See the full QS World University Rankings® by Subject 2016.

 

Development Studies has climbed from a previous ranking of 47th in the world for 2015 to 44th in the world for 2016.

Social Policy has entered the ranking in the top 100.

This year, 4,226 universities were evaluated, 2,691 qualified and 945 institutions were ranked in total. Over 113 million citations attributions were analysed and the provision of over 15,530 programs were verified.

Speaking about this achievement Dr Joe Devine (Head of Department of Social & Policy Sciences) commented: “This is a fantastic achievement which confirms the world-leading research and teaching excellence that takes place in the department, and demonstrates the high quality, distinctive student experience we offer.

“The University of Bath is committed to attracting the world’s top talent and producing graduates who go on to be great thinkers and leaders in their fields. Both development studies and social policy studies at Bath are thriving and it is great to see them being recognised internationally for their success.”