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Ranking and Impact

Ranking and Impact

Research lies at the heart of the School of Arts and Cultures. It underpins the work of our staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students. We are ranked among the top universities in our fields.

We received outstanding results in the latest Research Excellence Framework, find out more about our results.

Ranking

Research and scholarship lies at the heart of the School of Arts and Cultures. It is an integral part of the work we do as academics, informs our teaching and inspires our students at all levels. We are ranked among the top universities in our disciplines.

Fine Art research ranking

Our distinctiveness and strength in research stems from the plurality of the practices, ideas and approaches that we teach, research and pursue, in our own practices as artists or as art historians.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 97% of our research was deemed to be 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Fine Art

Music research ranking

Research underpins the work of our staff, postgraduate, and undergraduate students. Our rich research environment is informed by our open approach to a diverse range of music.

In the Research Excellence Framework 202184% of our research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', building on our success in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise.

Music research ranking

Media, Culture, Heritage research ranking

Our research is world-renowned and internationally-oriented. Much of our research is interdisciplinary and has strong social relevance. It engages with public culture, policy concerns and contemporary debates in cultural and social politics.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2021, 93% of our research was evaluated as ‘world Leading’ or ‘internationally excellent'

Media, Culture, Heritage research ranking