In the 2022 Leiden Ranking, in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities, UQ is ranked 17th in the world, and third in Australia.

In the 2022 Shanghai Rankings ‘Global Ranking of Academic Subjects’, Political Sciences at UQ was ranked second highest in Australia, after the Australian National University. 

The University Ranking by Academic Performance – Field Based Ranking ( ranked International Relations at UQ 14th in the world in 2020-2021, 15th in the world in 2019-2020, 15th in the world in 2018-2019, and 9th in the world in 2017-2018. 

Political Science at UQ was rated as ‘well above world standard – 5’ in the Excellence in Research Australia assessment of research quality in 2018, 2015 and 2012. 

Our student evaluations of courses and teachers are ranked well above Faculty and UQ averages.