According to the Guardian Subject League Tables, Oxford tops the subject of Politics with St Andrews in second position and Cambridge in third place in 2010.

Ranking of Top Politics Department in the UK by Guardian University League Table:

League Table 2010 (top 10 list, out of 68 institutions):
1 Oxford
2 St Andrews
3 Cambridge
4 KCL
5 LSE
6 Warwick
7 Birmingham
8 UCL
9 York
10 Durham

League Table 2004:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Warwick
4 King's Col, London
5 London Schl of Economics
6 Queen Mary, London
7 East London
8 Birmingham
9 Bradford
10 Bristol
11 Nottingham
12 University College London
13 Schl of Oriental & African Studies
14 York
15 Exeter
16 Keele
17 Salford
18 Essex
19 Westminster
20 Nottingham Trent
21 Durham
22 Leeds
23 Middlesex
24 Brunel
25 Sheffield
26 Manchester
27 Bath
28 Sussex
29 Wales, Aberystwyth
30 Edinburgh
31 Hull
32 Southampton
33 Goldsmiths Col
34 Reading
35 St Andrews
36 Lancaster
37 Aston
38 Kent at Canterbury
39 Leicester
40 Coventry
41 Loughborough
42 De Montfort
43 Oxford Brookes
44 Wolverhampton
45 Glasgow
46 Kingston
47 Lincoln
48 Newcastle
49 Dundee
50 West of England
51 Ulster
52 Cardiff
53 East Anglia
54 Plymouth
55 Central England
56 Stirling
57 Royal Holloway
58 Manchester Metropolitan
59 Strathclyde
60 Queen's Belfast
61 Wales, Swansea
62 Aberdeen
63 Greenwich
64 Liverpool John Moores
65 Staffordshire
66 Portsmouth
67 Huddersfield
68 Liverpool
69 Glamorgan
70 South Bank
71 APU
72 Gloucestershire
73 Univ Col Northampton
74 Northumbria Univ at Newcastle

Source: Guardian

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
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