Our research excellence
The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) rank the School of Law in joint 10th place for research excellence, along with the Universities of Oxford and Warwick.
90% of our research outputs are judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our vibrant research environment is rated as 75% world-leading and 25% internationally excellent.
Research is at the heart of the Law School's mission and underpins all of the School's academic activities, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Our legal, socio-legal and criminological research enjoys national and international renown. Through academic publishing, informing policy processes, advisory work, knowledge exchange, activities for government departments, public agencies and regional, national and international bodies, our research has local, regional, national and global impact.
Examples of the School’s research excellence