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Research at Bangor Business School
Bangor Business School is a name synonymous with research excellence. We scored a GPA of 2.81 in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 68% of our research output published in 3* or 4* journals. We're also ranked 26th in the UK in terms of research intensity-weighted GPA results (REF 2014), which reflects the high proportion of research-active staff within the School. Bangor Business School is currently ranked highest of all UK universities for research in the field of Banking, 25th globally (RePEc, August 2021).
Our research expertise is split into the three following interdisciplinary themes:
We are also home of the Institute of European Finance.
Academic staff regularly undertake high-level consultancy and research work for external organisations, some of which have previously included the European Commission, the World Bank and the UK Treasury. Their research is published in leading academic journals, and their books and research report reach a worldwide audience. See our publications and research results page for more details; or, for a taste on some of the research our staff are currently working on, take a look at our Working Papers.
Research Excellence Framework 2021
The next REF exercise will be conducted in 2021. The Bangor Business School will be submitting to the following units:
- UoA 17 - Business and Management Studies
Find out more in our central Arts, Humanities and Business research pages.
Bangor Business School runs a highly successful programme for students who wish to study towards an MPhil or PhD, and we are able to offer supervision in most business-related subject areas. We have four PhD pathways that are built around our world leading research. These pathways are in accounting, consumer behaviour, credit and uncertainty, and financial services. Our PhD programme is recognised by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for excellence in social science training. BBS is also part of the international OPTBANK project which aims to integrate and enhance research capacities and PhD programmes in the field of banking and finance.
Enquiries are welcomed from those interested in pursuing a research degree in a business-related subject. For more information about our research programmes please visit our research degrees page or contact us (to help us deal with your enquiry quickly, please include a short summary of the research area of interest).