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The Departments of Economics and the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) ranked 1st in the Good University Guide 2020.

We are delighted to announce that the Department of Politics & International Studies and the Department of Economics have both ranked top of their specialist subject table in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

The University of Warwick is ranked 10th overall.

The Good University Guide 2020, published annually by the Times and the Sunday Times at the start of academic year, provides British university rankings based on five categories: teaching quality, student experience, research quality, entry points and graduate prospects.

Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of Department of Economics, said:

“I am delighted that we have reached the top position in this league table and would like to thank all staff and students of the Department who have contributed to it directly through their hard work and dedication. This external recognition is important to us but we are never complacent, continuing to develop further our strengths in research and teaching and attracting top quality staff and students, with our strategic aim to become one of the top 5 Economics Departments in Europe."

Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams, Head of PAIS, commented:

“Students and staff in PAIS will be justifiably proud that, for the second year in a row, the Department has been ranked 1st among UK Politics Departments in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. This wonderful result underscores that our twinned commitment to viewing students as partners in our education strategy and as beneficiaries of our long-standing research excellence is a winning formula for sustained success. With a renewed focus in 19/20 on employability, internationalisation, widening participation, and equality and diversity – featuring initiatives to deepen our EU partnerships, further liberate the curriculum, and enhance the student voice – this latest league table success is a terrific start to the new academic year. Over the coming weeks my colleagues and I look forward to welcoming all new and returning students to the Department and to driving forward these agendas together.”