Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle have received a very strong research rating in the 2014 REF (‘Research Excellence Framework’), the results of which were published in December 2014. With an overall average of 3.01, three-quarters of our weighted scores (encompassing publications, impact and environment) reflect internationally excellent research, earning us a twelfth place in the national ranking. Moreover, in terms of publications our average rating of 3.05 belongs in the top ten (joint 7th), and over 30% of our publications were given the highest score of 4*, indicating research that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Classics and Ancient History has been notably successful in attracting external funding for research in recent years. Grants to a total of over £1.3m have recently come from the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Wellcome Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.
For a national overview of the REF results in Classics and Ancient History http://results.ref.ac.uk/Results/ByUoa/31
Classics and Ancient History at Newcastle University is committed to creating a vibrant research environment. Within the subject, research is located within two main research themes:
Research staff also widely contribute to other research themes within the School.