REF 2014 News

REF 2014: Newcastle in top three in UK for research in English Language and Literature

English Language and Literature at Newcastle has been ranked third in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

57% of our work was awarded the top grade 4* ('world-leading') and 32% at 3* ('internationally excellent'). Within this overall profile, in the new 'research impact' category, 100% of our work was judged at 4*, the highest grading possible.

A detailed breakdown of results for Unit of Assessment 29 (English Language and Literature) is available here.

Linguistics researchers ranked 6th in the country for research power in REF2014

Language and Linguistics researchers in the School contributed to an excellent result for the 'Modern Languages and Linguistics' Unit of Assessment in REF2014.

Across the Unit, 35% of work was graded at 4* ('world-leading') and 39% at 3* ('internationally excellent'). In the new category of 'Research impact', 60% of activity was graded at 4* and 33.3% at 3*.

Overall this puts the Unit 6th in the UK for research power. A detailed breakdown of results is available here.