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REF 2021 Impact Case Studies

The significance of the impact which derives from Birkbeck's research was reconfirmed in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, with 85% of our impact case studies rated in the world leading or internationally excellent categories.

Our Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing and our Department of Psychological Sciences were the joint top institutions nationally by this measure, and more than 50% of our submissions were in the top 25 nationally (source: Times Higher).

Read more about our REF 2021 results.

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Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

Biological Sciences (all submitted with UCL)

Business and Management

Computer science and informatics

Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (all submitted with UCL)

Economics and Econometrics

English Language and Literature

Geography and Environmental Studies



Modern Languages and Linguistics


Politics and International Studies

Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience