Sciences Po Ranks 2nd in the 2021 QS Rankings for Political Studies

Sciences Po Ranks 2nd in the 2021 QS Rankings for Political Studies

  • Sciences Po it the 2021 QS RANKINGS. © Sciences PoSciences Po it the 2021 QS RANKINGS. © Sciences Po

For the last eight years, the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which compares more than 1,400 universities worldwide, has consistently confirmed the quality of research and teaching at Sciences Po, in comparison with the best universities in the social sciences.

In the QS 2021 ranking unveiled on March 3, 2021, Sciences Po maintains its  worldwide second place in Politics, placing behind Harvard University and ahead of Oxford. Sciences Po thus remains Europe’s leading university in this discipline.

The ranking for all disciplines in the category encompassing all social sciences places Sciences Po in 56th place, three points higher than in 2020.

Sciences Po is also ranked in the world's top 50in three other disciplines, two of which have increased compared to last year:

  • 21st place in "Social Policy and Administration" (23rd in 2020)
  • 30th place in Sociology
  • 39th place in "Development Studies" (40th in 2020), confirming the significant progression begun in 2020 compared to the previous year when Sciences Po was ranked in the top 100.

In Law, Sciences Po ranks 51st best university, 81st in Economics and Econometrics, and in the top 100 in History.
Nationally, Sciences Po remains first in Politics, Sociology and "Social Policy and Administration", second in Law and "Development studies". Sciences Po has moved up three places in History (tied for third with the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences - EHESS, 6th in 2020). Finally, Sciences Po maintains its fourth position in Economics and Econometrics.


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