Best Law and Political Science Universities in United Kingdom

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Law and Political Science universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 20 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 406 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
3 World 1 National London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science

United Kingdom
Scholars 32 2,972 Σ H-Index 1,002
5 World 2 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 34 2,544 Σ H-Index 878
27 World 3 National University of Essex

University of Essex

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 954 Σ H-Index 338
30 World 4 National King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,192 Σ H-Index 317
34 World 5 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 849 Σ H-Index 301
36 World 6 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 971 Σ H-Index 296
38 World 7 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 953 Σ H-Index 279
43 World 8 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 836 Σ H-Index 260
48 World 9 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 844 Σ H-Index 246
55 World 10 National University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 634 Σ H-Index 214
56 World 11 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 948 Σ H-Index 210
57 World 12 National University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 576 Σ H-Index 203
60 World 13 National The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 602 Σ H-Index 190
72 World 14 National University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 788 Σ H-Index 180
75 World 15 National University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 448 Σ H-Index 171
76 World 16 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 475 Σ H-Index 168
86 World 17 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 489 Σ H-Index 139
87 World 18 National University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 431 Σ H-Index 134
92 World 19 National University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 350 Σ H-Index 131
95 World 20 National Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 450 Σ H-Index 129
96 World 21 National University of Kent

University of Kent

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 453 Σ H-Index 128
102 World 22 National University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 277 Σ H-Index 121
107 World 23 National Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 530 Σ H-Index 116
108 World 24 National Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 376 Σ H-Index 116
109 World 25 National Newcastle University

Newcastle University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 334 Σ H-Index 115
116 World 26 National Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 233 Σ H-Index 105
132 World 27 National University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 239 Σ H-Index 88
136 World 28 National Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 299 Σ H-Index 80
146 World 29 National University of Bath

University of Bath

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 174 Σ H-Index 75
155 World 30 National University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 282 Σ H-Index 70
163 World 31 National University of Hull

University of Hull

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 185 Σ H-Index 67
172 World 32 National Middlesex University

Middlesex University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 251 Σ H-Index 61
179 World 33 National Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 162 Σ H-Index 54
181 World 34 National University of Westminster

University of Westminster

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 187 Σ H-Index 53
190 World 35 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 142 Σ H-Index 47
204 World 36 National University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 119 Σ H-Index 42
217 World 37 National University of Stirling

University of Stirling

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 112 Σ H-Index 32
224 World 38 National University of Brighton

University of Brighton

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 93 Σ H-Index 30
235 World 39 National Loughborough University

Loughborough University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 64 Σ H-Index 28
240 World 40 National University of Salford

University of Salford

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 63 Σ H-Index 27
242 World 41 National Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 53 Σ H-Index 27
253 World 42 National Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 87 Σ H-Index 25
259 World 43 National University of the West of England

University of the West of England

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 55 Σ H-Index 25
262 World 44 National University of Reading

University of Reading

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 132 Σ H-Index 24
267 World 45 National Northumbria University

Northumbria University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 70 Σ H-Index 24
268 World 46 National City, University of London

City, University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 66 Σ H-Index 24
276 World 47 National Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 72 Σ H-Index 23
280 World 48 National School of Oriental and African Studies

School of Oriental and African Studies

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 59 Σ H-Index 23
284 World 49 National Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 54 Σ H-Index 23
297 World 50 National Cranfield University

Cranfield University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 61 Σ H-Index 22
300 World 51 National Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 55 Σ H-Index 22
309 World 52 National University of Derby

University of Derby

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 115 Σ H-Index 21
311 World 53 National London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 88 Σ H-Index 21
319 World 54 National Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 57 Σ H-Index 21
322 World 55 National De Montfort University

De Montfort University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 49 Σ H-Index 21
334 World 56 National University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 77 Σ H-Index 20
341 World 57 National University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 50 Σ H-Index 20

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