The Guardian UK has released its 2012 Good University Guide in which it ranks the best universities in the United Kingdom. The list below shows the 30 top Universities in the study of courses related to government and society – political thought, institutions and electoral studies.

1          University of Cambridge

2          University of Oxford

3          University of St Andrews

4          London School of Economics

5          King’s College London

6          University of Warwick

7          University of Durham

8          University of Bristol

9          University College London

10        Queen Mary University London

11        University of Exeter

12        University of Leicester

13        University of Sheffield

14        University of Birmingham

15        School of Oriental and African Studies

16        University of Nottingham

17        University of York

18        University of Strathclyde

19        Lancaster University

20        University of Glasgow

21        University of Essex

22        University of East Anglia

23        University of Dundee

24        University of Sussex

25        University of  Edinburgh

26        University of Bath

26        University of Winchester

28        University of Plymouth

29        University of Kent

30        Aberystwyth University

Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA); National Student Survey; and Intelligent Metrix Ltd as compiled by Guardian UK.

If you want to see the comprehensive list with some introductions to each university, visit the official ranking page by clicking here.

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