18 December 2014

The School of Humanities achieved outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

History research was ranked above all other University Alliance Group universities and was joint fifth when compared to all UK universities.

Philosophy also received excellent results with 66% of its research being awarded 3 and 4 star ratings.

The University as a whole achieved a one hundred percent score for its research demonstrating impact with over 90% being classed as 'considerable impact' and 51% as 'outstanding' or 'very considerable'.

History achieved 100% outstanding impact (4*) and Philosophy achieved 80% outstanding and very considerable impact (4* and 3*). The University came top of all UK universities for research impact in History.

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