Our reputation

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Our achievements

World rankings

University awards

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

According to the Research Excellence Framework 2021:

  • 85% submitted research environment rated at 4* 
  • 87.5% of our submitted research outputs are rated ‘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.