“This superb outcome for Ulster University confidently builds on our 2014 outcomes and demonstrates the depth and breadth of our research in diverse disciplines. The emphasis we place on research with impact is fundamental to the purpose of the University, our research community and our many partners in other universities and sectors, so I’m delighted that this has been recognised through this process.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Bartholomew

REF 2021 Results

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REF 2021 Results

UoA

Unit of Assessment Title

Type

Category A Staff Submitted*

4 Star %

3 Star %

2 Star %

1 Star %

Unclassified

3

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

Overall

140.08

42 46 11 1 0
   Outputs   22.6 60 16.5 0.9 0
   Impact   55.6 38.8 5.6 0 0
   Environment   100 0 0 0 0

4

Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Overall

31.40

31 43 24 2 0
   Outputs   8.9 48.1 39.2 3.8 0
   Impact   66.7 33.3 0 0 0
   Environment   62.5 37.5 0 0 0

11

Computer Science and Informatics

Overall

69.60

20 72 8 0 0
   Outputs   9.8 76.4 13.8 0 0
   Impact   41.7 58.3 0 0 0
   Environment   25 75 0 0 0

12

Engineering

Overall

39.60

35 59 6 0 0
   Outputs   26.3 63.6 10.1 0 0
   Impact   62.5 37.5 0 0 0
   Environment   25 75 0 0 0

13

Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

Overall

52.80

42 49 6 3 0
   Outputs   34.1 51.5 9.1 5.3 0
   Impact   40 60 0 0 0
   Environment   75 25 0 0 0

14

Geography and Environmental Studies

Overall

19.60

28 60 12 0 0
   Outputs   26.5 57.2 16.3 0 0
   Impact   50 50 0 0 0
   Environment   0 87.5 12.5 0 0

17

Business and Management Studies

Overall

34.40

31 59 10 0 0
   Outputs   34.9 51.1 14 0 0
   Impact   33.3 66.7 0 0 0
   Environment   12.5 75 12.5 0 0

18

Law

Overall

14.70

46 36 18 0 0
   Outputs   45.9 35.2 18.9 0 0
   Impact   50 25 25 0 0
   Environment   37.5 62.5 0 0 0

20

Social Work and Social Policy

Overall

28.80

41 51 7 0 1
   Outputs   27.8 58.3 12.5 0 1.4
   Impact   66.7 33.3 0 0 0
   Environment   50 50 0 0 0

23

Education

Overall

11.20

32 51 15 2 0
   Outputs   28.6 46.4 21.4 3.6 0
   Impact   50 50 0 0 0
   Environment   12.5 75 12.5 0 0

24

Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

Overall

19.20

28 61 11 0 0
   Outputs   18.8 62.5 18.7 0 0
   Impact   50 50 0 0 0
   Environment   25 75 0 0 0

26

Modern Languages and Linguistics

Overall

16.20

23 56 20 1 0
   Outputs   12.2 56.1 29.3 2.4 0
   Impact   50 50 0 0 0
   Environment   22.5 62.5 15 0 0

27

English Language and Literature

Overall

12.00

28 52 18 2 0
   Outputs   26.7 53.3 16.7 3.3 0
   Impact   25 50 25 0 0
   Environment   37.5 50 12.5 0 0

28

History

Overall

9.00

23 44 33 0 0
   Outputs   30.4 30.5 39.1 0 0
   Impact   0 75 25 0 0
   Environment   35 40 25 0 0

32

Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

Overall

31.19

45 38 14 3 0
   Outputs   29.5 42.3 23.1 5.1 0
   Impact   66.7 33.3 0 0 0
   Environment   72.5 27.5 0 0 0

33

Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies

Overall

15.80

41 32 20 7 0
   Outputs   17.5 37.5 32.5 12.5 0
   Impact   100 0 0 0 0
   Environment   35 65 0 0 0

34

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management

Overall

12.70

21 56 23 0 0
   Outputs   31.3 37.5 31.2 0 0
   Impact   0 100 0 0 0
   Environment   12.5 60 27.5 0 0

*Category A Staff Submitted reflects Full-time Equivalent.

“At Ulster University we are committed to creating an environment which supports, promotes and enables research excellence.

Over 96% of our research environment has been assessed as conducive to producing research of world-leading and internationally excellent quality and empowering outstanding impact.

This entirely reflects the quality, commitment, and leadership of our research community, our investment in research, our worldwide contribution, and the strength of our partnerships and collaborations.”

Pro-Vice Chancellor Liam Maguire, PVC Research & Innovation