School of English

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008

RAE Results 2008

The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is the UK's definitive guide to research quality and excellence, ranking all universities on research strength and rating the academic disciplines on the basis of their international standing.

The School of English was ranked in the top 5 departments of English nationally, in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, by Grade Point Average and out of 87 units of assessment.

95% of the School's research was judged to be of international quality and 35% world-leading.

Professor Dominic Head, the Head of the School of English said

"This is a marvellous result for the School. The 2008 RAE has recognised the world-leading quality of the School's research across all areas of teaching and research: Modern English Literature, English Language and Applied Linguistics, Medieval Studies and Drama and Performance. As the other leading Schools have a narrower teaching and research focus, English at Nottingham emerges from RAE 2008 as the nation's top-ranked School of English, where the subject is broadly defined."

The School of English was rated 5A in the 2001 national Research Assessment Exercise.


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