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Results

The results for each submission will be presented as a 'quality profile'. These quality profiles will present the proportions, rounded to 5 per cent, 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

Select a unit of assessment to find out which schools contributed to the submission.

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
1 Cardiovascular Medicine 24.20 15 60 25 0 0
2 Cancer Studies 38.70 30 60 10 0 0
4 Other Hospital-Based Clinical Subjects 39.13 10 60 30 0 0
5 Other Laboratory-Based Clinical Subjects 14.80 5 45 40 10 0
6 Epidemiology and Public Health 20.70 15 45 40 0 0
8 Primary Care and Other Community Based Clinical Subjects 12.90 40 40 15 5 0
9 Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology 39.50 5 45 40 10 0
10 Dentistry 20.30 30 45 25 0 0
11 Nursing and Midwifery 57.92 50 35 10 5 0
12 Allied Health Professions and Studies 23.50 20 30 35 15 0
13 Pharmacy 31.60 30 40 25 5 0
14 Biological Sciences 107.20 25 40 30 5 0
15 Pre-clinical and Human Biological Sciences 72.70 20 45 35 0 0
17 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 37.10 20 50 25 5 0
18 Chemistry 58.30 20 45 35 0 0
19 Physics 82.80 20 35 30 15 0
20 Pure Mathematics 27.00 20 40 35 5 0
21 Applied Mathematics 28.80 25 35 40 0 0
22 Statistics and Operational Research 10.90 20 35 30 15
23 Computer Science and Informatics 72.05 30 55 15 0 0
24 Electrical and Electronic Engineering 46.00 25 45 30 0 0
25 General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering 52.16 20 50 30 0 0
26 Chemical Engineering 32.73 25 60 15 0 0
29 Metallurgy and Materials 49.33 20 60 15 5 0
31 Town and Country Planning 17.90 20 40 30 10 0
32 Geography and Environmental Studies 22.00 15 50 30 5 0
33 Archaeology 13.00 15 45 30 10 0
34 Economics and Econometrics 34.80 25 55 20 0 0
36 Business and Management Studies 182.22 25 40 30 5 0
38 Law 61.80 10 40 40 10 0
39 Politics and International Studies 46.40 20 30 30 20 0
40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration 13.00 15 30 50 5 0
41 Sociology 49.20 40 20 25 15 0
42 Anthropology 24.33 20 30 40 10 0
43 Development Studies 37.45 25 40 25 10 0
44 Psychology 31.20 10 35 45 10 0
45 Education 40.60 20 35 30 10 5
48 Middle Eastern and African Studies 12.00 15 45 20 15 5
49 Asian Studies 7.00 10 25 45 20 0
51 Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages 6.30 35 35 25 5 0
52 French 15.00 15 35 35 15 0
53 German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages 11.00 20 35 30 15 0
54 Italian 7.00 20 35 40 0 5
55 Iberian and Latin American Languages 14.00 30 45 20 5 0
57 English Language and Literature 33.45 30 45 25 0 0
58 Linguistics 15.00 10 45 35 10 0
59 Classics, Ancient History, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 16.80 25 30 35 10 0
60 Philosophy 13.50 10 35 50 5 0
61 Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies 23.85 25 40 30 5 0
62 History 34.20 20 40 30 10 0
64 History of Art, Architecture and Design 17.00 40 40 15 5 0
65 Drama, Dance and Performing Arts 10.02 45 40 15 0 0
67 Music 14.00 50 35 10 5 0

Submissions

This section describes which schools contributed to each of the Units of Assessment.

Cardiovascular Medicine

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine

Cancer Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine

Other Hospital-Based Clinical Subjects

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine

Other Laboratory-Based Clinical Subjects

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine

Epidemiology and Public Health

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine

Primary Care and Other Community Based Clinical Subjects

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine

Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Medicine
  • Psychological Sciences

Dentistry

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Dentistry

Nursing and Midwifery

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Allied Health Professions and Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Psychological Sciences
  • Life Sciences

Pharmacy

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biological Sciences

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Life Sciences

Pre-clinical and Human Biological Sciences

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Life Sciences

Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Chemistry

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Chemistry

Physics

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Physics and Astronomy

Pure Mathematics

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Mathematics

Statistics and Operational Research

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Mathematics

Computer Science and Informatics

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Computer Science

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

Metallurgy and Materials

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Materials

Town and Country Planning

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Environment and Development

Geography and Environmental Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Environment and Development

Archaeology

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

Economics and Econometrics

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Social Sciences

Business and Management Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Manchester Business School

Law

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Law

Politics and International Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Social Sciences

Social Work and Social Policy & Administration

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Sociology

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Social Sciences

Anthropology

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Social Sciences

Development Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Environment and Development

Psychology

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Psychological Sciences

Education

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Education

Middle Eastern and African Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Asian Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

French

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Italian

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Iberian and Latin American Languages

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

English Language and Literature

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

Linguistics

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Languages, Linguistics and Cultures

Classics, Ancient History, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

Philosophy

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Social Sciences

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

History

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

History of Art, Architecture and Design

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

Drama, Dance and Performing Arts

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

Music

The following school(s) contributed to this submission:

  • Arts, Histories and Cultures

Can the 2008 RAE results be compared with the 2001 RAE results?

It will not be possible to directly compare the 2008 RAE results with the results of the 2001 RAE. In part this is because the list of units of assessment has changed between the exercises. It is also because the 2001 RAE reported its results in a different format - each submission was awarded a score between 1 and 5*. The 2008 RAE results will instead take the form of the quality profile - as shown above.