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RAE 2008 results

The RAE results for each submission from The University of Manchester is presented as a 'quality profile'.

These quality profiles will present the proportions, rounded to 5%, of research activity in each submission judged to have met each of the following definitions of quality levels:

  • 4* – quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour;
  • 3* – quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence;
  • 2* – quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour;
  • 1* – quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour;
  • Unclassified – quality that falls below the standard of nationally recognised work.
Unit of assessment Full-time equivalent research staff submitted for assessment Overall quality profile (percentage of research activity at each quality level)
4* 3* 2* 1* Unclassified
Allied Health Professions and Studies 23.50 20 30 35 15 0
Anthropology 24.33 20 30 40 10 0
Applied Mathematics 28.80 25 35 40 0 0
Archaeology 13.00 15 45 30 10 0
Asian Studies 7.00 10 25 45 20 0
Biological Sciences 107.20 25 40 30 5 0
Business and Management Studies 182.22 25 40 30 5 0
Cancer Studies 38.70 30 60 10 0 0
Cardiovascular Medicine 24.20 15 60 25 0 0
Chemical Engineering 32.73 25 60 15 0 0
Chemistry 58.30 20 45 35 0 0
Classics, Ancient History, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 16.80 25 30 35 10 0
Computer Science and Informatics 72.05 30 55 15 0 0
Dentistry 20.30 30 45 25 0 0
Development Studies 37.45 25 40 25 10 0
Drama, Dance and Performing Arts 10.02 45 40 15 0 0
Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 37.10 20 50 25 5 0
Economics and Econometrics 34.80 25 55 20 0 0
Education 40.60 20 35 30 10 5
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 46.00 25 45 30 0 0
English Language and Literature 33.45 30 45 25 0 0
Epidemiology and Public Health 20.70 15 45 40 0 0
French 15.00 15 35 35 15 0
General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering 52.16 20 50 30 0 0
Geography and Environmental Studies 22.00 15 50 30 5 0
German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages 11.00 20 35 30 15 0
History 34.20 20 40 30 10 0
History of Art, Architecture and Design 17.00 40 40 15 5 0
Iberian and Latin American Languages 14.00 30 45 20 5 0
Italian 7.00 20 35 40 0 5
Law 61.80 10 40 40 10 0
Linguistics 15.00 10 45 35 10 0
Metallurgy and Materials 49.33 20 60 15 5 0
Middle Eastern and African Studies 12.00 15 45 20 15 5
Music 14.00 50 35 10 5 0
Nursing and Midwifery 57.92 50 35 10 5 0
Other Hospital-Based Clinical Subjects 39.13 10 60 30 0 0
Other Laboratory-Based Clinical Subjects 14.80 5 45 40 10 0
Pharmacy 31.60 30 40 25 5 0
Philosophy 13.50 10 35 50 5 0
Physics 82.80 20 35 30 15 0
Politics and International Studies 46.40 20 30 30 20 0
Pre-clinical and Human Biological Sciences 72.70 20 45 35 0 0
Primary Care and Other Community Based Clinical Subjects 12.90 40 40 15 5 0
Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology 39.50 5 45 40 10 0
Psychology 31.20 10 35 45 10 0
Pure Mathematics 27.00 20 40 35 5 0
Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages 6.30 35 35 25 5 0
Social Work and Social Policy & Administration 13.00 15 30 50 5 0
Sociology 49.20 40 20 25 15 0
Statistics and Operational Research 10.90 20 35 30 15
Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies 23.85 25 40 30 5 0
Town and Country Planning 17.90 20 40 30 10 0