Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results

Posted on 22 December 2014

International impact of research excellence at SPSW is recognised

We are delighted with the REF 2014 results which rank The York Social Policy and Social Work Department third in the UK for its research with 54% of our research activity rated as world leading.

We have been rated equal first in the UK for the impact of our research. 100% of our research impact and quality was rated 4* which is the highest achievable rating:

'Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour'  


For more information about the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework see Times Higher Education REF 2014 results table of excellence and University of York REF 2014 results.