Politics, Philosophy and Religion is #1 in the North West
All three subject areas of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion are ranked #1 in the Northwest region of the UK in the 2016 Complete University Guide.
PPR is #1 for Research Impact, #2 for Research Environment and #3 for Research Overall in 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework
Research in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion was ranked as #1 for Research Impact, #2 for Research Environment and #3 for Research Overall by the Theology and Religious Studies sub-panel of the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The REF measures the quality of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK against international standards of excellence. 87 per cent of the department's research impact was ranked as world-leading – the highest in the UK.
PPR is 5th in Politics, 6th in Philosophy and 4th in Religious Studies in the UK
In PPR’s three subject areas Politics is ranked 5th, Philosophy 6th and Religious Studies 4th in the UK Times and Sunday Times University League Table
PPR is 6th in Religious Studies, 10th in Politics and 11th in Philosophy in the UK
In PPR’s three subject areas, Religious Studies was ranked 6th, Politics 10th and Philosophy 11th in the UK by the 2018 Good University Guide.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Science (in which PPR is one of nine departments) is 36th in the World
The Faculty of Arts and Social Science was ranked 36th for Arts & Humanities in the World by the 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.