Psychology at Southampton received a grade point average of 2.70, ranking it 8th in the UK. The peer-review panel at the time noted in their report that this was nationally a particularly strong discipline, so this result is both welcome and well-deserved. Some of our most frequent collaborative partners within the University, such as Medicine and Social Sciences, also received high scores in the 2008 RAE.
In the 2001 RAE, using a different scoring mechanism, Psychology gained a '5' rating, again in line with the University's strong showing overall.
We look forward with confidence to the Research Excellence Framework, scheduled for 2014.