SOAS Development Studies Ranked 2nd in the World

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SOAS University of London has three subjects in the global top 20 in the latest QS World University Rankings 2022. Top global ranking subjects include:

  • Development Studies is ranked 2nd in the world (up from 5th in 2021). It also scored 96.7 in Academic Reputation.
  • Anthropology has risen to equal top 10th (16th in 2021).
  • Politics is now 15th in the world (21st in 2021).

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Professor Zoë Marriage, Head of Development Studies, said:

“This is fantastic news for the department. It is a recognition of the achievements of colleagues, and of our students who apply their learning to diverse academic and professional contexts.

The whole department has responded not only to the immediate difficulties of teaching and researching through covid restrictions, but also to the intellectual, political and ethical challenges that have been posed by the global pandemic. Development Studies has never been so urgent and so long-term as it is now; congratulations to everyone on keeping the questions alive and keeping the answers coming.”


Find out more about our world-leading departments: Development Studies, Anthropology and Politics.

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