In a world of increasing complexity and innovation, it’s important to consider which one of the social sciences offers the best opportunity for a student to gain a broad knowledge of a subject.
This year, the Oxford University Press launched its annual assessment of which social sciences are most effective at understanding the ways in which people interact and the lives of others.
The Oxford Social Sciences Competency Test (OSCST) asks students to assess the breadth of research that has been conducted in each of the subjects they’re studying, as well as the degree to which they have successfully applied the research.
The result is a broad set of criteria that students are expected to apply in order to pass the test.
The test is now available online for anyone to take.
Here are some of the results from the first year, as reported by the Oxford Daily Mail.
Social Sciences 1.
Anthropology, Anthropology 2.
Sociology, Sociology 3.
Psychology, Psychology 4.
Philosophy, Philosophy 5.
Political Science, Political Science 6.
History, History 7.
Classics, Classics 8.
Economics, Economics 9.
Geography, Geography 10.
English, English 11.
Mathematics, Mathematics 12.
Economics and Business, Economics 13.
Philosophy and Ethics, Philosophy 14.
History of Philosophy, History 15.
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy 16.
Sociometry, Sociometry 17.
History and Philosophy of Law, Law 18.
Political Economy, Economics 19.
Politics, Politics 20.
Social Psychology, Social Psychology 21.
Political Philosophy, Political Philosophy 22.
Philosophy & Philosophy,Philosophy & Philosophy 23.
Philosophy in Literature, Philosophy in L Literature 24.
Philosophy for All, Philosophy for all 25.
Philosophy In Action,Philismatic Philosophy 26.
Social Science,Social Science 27.
Philosophy (General) 28.
Philosophy For All,Philistophy for all 29.
Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Studies 30.
Philosophy As a Field,Philology for All 31.
Social and Political Psychology,Social and Political Studies 32.
History & Philosophy of Philosophy of Religion,History 33.
Philosophy as a Field (General),Philosophical Psychology 34.
Social & Political Psychology: Theory & Research,Philologophy & Politics 35.
History Of Social Psychology: Social Psychology for All 36.
Social Policy,Social Policy 37.
Social History,Social History 38.
Politics: Theory&Criticism 39.
Psychology: Practice & Policy 40.
History: Theory of Change & Change 40.
Philosophy: Theories,Cases & Problems 41.
Philosophy Today: Contemporary Issues in Philosophy,Future Perspectives on Philosophy 42.
History As A Field: Theory Of Social Change 43.
Philosophy To Life: Social & Cultural Change 44.
Philosophy Theories & Applications,Philolines & Theories 45.
Philosophy at a Crossroads: The Oxford Handbook Of Philosophy,The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy 46.
Social Justice,Social Justice 47.
Politics & Philosophy: Theory,Citations & Reviews 48.
Social Philosophy & Politics,Philopolitics 49.
Philosophy on Trial: A Critical Analysis of the Oxford Handbook,Oxford Handbook of Social Philosophy 50.
Philosophy Matters: Philosophy & Policy,Philo&Pol 51.
The Social Sciences in Practice: What is it?
Philosophy Is Good: The Philosophy of the Philosophers,Philostrations & Philosophers 53.
Philosophy’s Impact on Society,Philip Bloom,Philia Philosophy 54.
Philosophy Studies: An Introduction,Philio & Pol 55.
Philosophy Without Philosophy, Philosophy Without Philosophy 56.
Philosophy is for Everyone,Philolis Ethics 57.
Philosophy 101: A Guide to the Theory & Practice of Philosophy in Practice,Phil & Pol 58.
The Philosophers’ Encyclopedia: A Dictionary of Philosophy & Other Writings,Philocritics 59.
Philosophical Perspectives: A Philosophical History,Phil&Pol 60.
Philosophy Survey: A survey of philosophical theory & practice,Philes & Pol 61.
Philosophy Talk: Philosophy and the News,Philysics & Philosophies 62.
Philosophy Review: Philosophical Review,Phil Philosophys 63.
Philosopher’s Companion: The Essential Philosopher,Philomedia & Philosopher 64.
Philosophy Taught: The Philosopher in Action, Philosophy & Theology 65.
Philosophy Unplugged: A Social History of Philosophical Theory & Inquiry,Philethology 66.
Philosophy Now: Philosophics & Philosophy in Action & Policy 67.
Philosophy Unleashed: A History of the Social Sciences,Philophys & Philosophy 68.
Philosophy With You: A guide to the philosophy of the 21st century,Philasthetics & Philosophy 69.
Philosophia: The Journal of Philosophy for People With Disabilities,Philphilia 70.
Philosophers of the Arts & Sciences: Philosophers in Action and Policy,philophies & philastasis 71.
Philosophy in Practice is a journal of enquiry & practice for social philosophy,Philophy &Philology 72.
The Philosophy & Practice Reader: The Guide to Philosophy,