Research Excellence Framework

REF 2014

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Research Excellence in Linguistics

In the UK’s most recent research assessment exercise (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the work of academic staff in Linguistics and Modern Languages was assessed by the English Language and Literature panel (Unit of Assessment 29). The results showed that:

  • 20% of our overall submission was ranked as world-leading in quality (4*)
  • A further 53% was judged to be internationally excellent (3*)
  • We achieved one of the highest scores in the UK for our publications, with 31.1% ranked 4* and 55.8% awarded a 3* rating
  • Our combined total of 4* and 3* publications places us 4th in the UK for quality of research outputs in our unit of assessment

Find out more about our REF profile here.