The review process is managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and is made on three main criteria:
- quality of research output
- impact of research (beyond the University)
- vitality of the research environment
English Language and Literature
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.
View a detailed breakdown of results for Unit of Assessment 29.
Language and Linguistics
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.
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. View a detailed breakdown of results for Unit of Assessment 28.
In previous analysis, the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 produced the following results for our school.