Our reputation

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University awards

Research awards

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2014.The research undertaken in the School of Medicine spans a number of disciplines. These include Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care as well as Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Clinical Medicine

  • 3.1 grade point average
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
  • 100% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 85% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 77.5% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care

  • 3.12 grade point average
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
  • 90% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 75.2% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 82% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

  • 3.27 grade point average
  • 100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality
  • 100% of our research has either ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ impact
  • 91% of our research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • 85.9% of our research outputs are ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

The quality of our research and the funding it attracts means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. As a result, our students will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the forefront of their fields.