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REF 2014 Impact Case Studies

Birkbeck's research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Half of Birkbeck's submissions were placed in the top 20 nationally, with Psychological Sciences fifth, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences sixth and Biological Sciences 11th. 

Read more about our REF 2014 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

Economics and econometrics

English language and literature



Modern Languages and Linguistics


Politics and international studies

Psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience