October 6, 2017, by Charlotte Anscombe

Social Sciences fly high in global rankings

The Schools of Law and Education at the University of Nottingham have been named in the top 70 university courses in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2018.

The University of Nottingham was ranked 40th for Law and 69th for Education in the prestigious listings, which list the top 1,000 universities in the world.

It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

They use 13 performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

The School of Law at Nottingham is consistently ranked among the leading Law Schools in the UK. The School was ranked 6th in terms of research power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 6th in the Times and Sunday Times good University Guide and 10th in the Complete University Guide 2018. It was also in the top 100 worldwide for Law in the QS world University Rankings by subject 2017.

The School achieved an exceptional 96% Overall Satisfaction rating in the latest National Student Survey, the highest of any traditional University. The UK Government’s Longitudinal Survey on graduate salaries also revealed that the School had the highest “value added” factor of any Russell Group law school except Oxford (Nottingham Law graduates earned on average £4,844 more than would have been expected five years after graduating).”

The School of Education is one of the largest education departments in the UK and was ranked 3rd in the UK in the REF 2014 for its research. It boasts a long tradition of teacher education that is consistently rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Ranked 4th in the UK and 22nd in the world in the 2017 QS World University Subject Rankings, it has research strengths in educational leadership and this year celebrates 50 years of world-leading design research in mathematics education.  The School has an impressive international reach and hosts the UNESCO UNEVOC centre.

Professor Todd Landman, Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham said: “I am delighted and hugely impressed with these rankings. Nottingham has a strong global reputation, and the achievements in Law and Education provide excellent examples of this reputation at work.”

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