Choosing the right university can seem like a really difficult job, especially when there are so many options and all of the universities try so hard to make themselves look good.
Sitting down and thoroughly reading the course prospectus for any universities that you’ve been considering is a good place to start. You need to make sure that you know exactly what the course involves, how you’ll be taught, how you’ll be assessed, and what you can expect when you get there.
The final stage of the process should be visiting your shortlist of universities for their open day, or if you can’t make any of the dates, a private tour with a staff member or current student.
However, creating that shortlist can be tricky if you like all of the universities you’ve looked into. One of the ways of getting your list down to a final three or four is to check their rankings in the university league tables for the subject you want to study.
These tables rank universities on everything from student satisfaction to the graduate employment prospects of past students. All of these things are really important to consider when you’re choosing a university.
You can also find more unusual league tables that rank universities on things like the quality of kebab shops in the city, but we don’t recommend choosing a university based on that!
Here are the top 10 universities if you’re looking to study Politics in 2014: