Department of Music

Research Excellence Framework 2014

The Department of Music was ranked 7th out of 56 UK music departments in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

With 100% of staff submitted, the Department of Music achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.29. 49% of our publications were judged world-leading, with the remainder judged internationally excellent and internationally recognised. 100% of our impact and environment submissions were judged world-leading and internationally excellent.

What is the REF?

The REF is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (it replaced the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) last conducted in 2008).

The 2014 REF was conducted jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DEL). 


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Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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