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Celebrating research excellence

Published: 18 December 2014

Music at the University of Southampton has reaffirmed its position as one of the leading Music departments in the UK, following publication of the latest national assessment of research (REF 2014).

The University is proud to have the best Music department in the country on the basis of the quality of its research; 90% of our research rated world leading or internationally excellent, and 100% of our Research Impact activity was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Professor Judith Petts, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) for the University of Southampton, said: “These results are an excellent endorsement of the extremely high quality of research produced by the University of Southampton and confirm our reputation as one of the most respected universities in the UK and globally.

“Our students can be proud of the research-led education they participate in.”

The 2014 REF assesses the quality of research output, the impact it has had outside of academia, and the quality of its research environment. The results will be used by the four UK higher education funding bodies to allocate research funding.

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