School of Physics and Astronomy

Highlights for the School of Physics research in REF2021

We are delighted with our recent performance in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), in which 92% of our overall research is judged to be ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ (according to analysis by the Times Higher Education).

In addition:

  • 94% of our research outputs was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 100% of our research environment is judged to be ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)

The Research Excellence Framework is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. REF2021 results were announced on Thursday 12 May 2022, you can find more details on the University’s overall performance.

Times Higher Education (THE) analyse the results of REF2021 and rank each institution according to their performance.

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