A ringing endorsement of our research quality was given in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

  • 81% of our research is judged to be internationally excellent or better
  • Our research power is ranked 12th in the UK
  • Our research intensity is ranked 15th in the UK
  • Our percentage of research ranked as 'world-leading' has doubled to 31% since the last assessment in 2008
  • Human Geography is rated best in the UK for 'internationally excellent' or better research
  • Veterinary Medicine is ranked top in the UK for world-leading research
  • Urban Studies is ranked first in the UK for outputs, with half of their submission being judged as 'world-leading'