The results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (the regular UK-wide research assessment exercise) were announced in December 2014.
St Andrews Classics was ranked 2nd equal overall for research excellence (by grade point average) among UK Classics departments.
We were ranked 1st in the UK for the proportion of our research rated either world-leading or internationally excellent: 92% of our research was rated in one or other of those categories.
We were ranked 4th equal for research environment, which measures the vitality and sustainability of our research community, including our postgraduate community.
We were ranked 4th equal in the UK for research impact, which measures the reach and significance of our research on organisations, individuals and communities outside academia.
St Andrews was ranked 1st in Scotland on all of those measures.
We are very pleased that the quality and vitality of the School’s research has been rated highly by the assessment panel. St Andrews has a long tradition of Classics and Ancient History. The strength of our recently published research and of the research community here give a really strong foundation for our future projects and publications, and for the School’s teaching, which is closely linked with staff research at all levels.
Head of School
View full REF results in the Times Higher Educational Supplement.