REF 2014: High ratings for History research

Research submitted by Bangor University’s History, Welsh History and Archaeology has been recognised as being in the top half within its sector within the UK.  

As well as securing a higher national ranking, 70% of the research material submitted by the School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent. Research areas covered a broad range of areas across a range of subject groups, from Archaeology and Heritage to Medieval and Early Modern History, Modern and Contemporary History and, crossing all subject areas, Welsh History.  

Head of School Dr. Peter Shapely expressed his delight at the results: “The School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology has done extremely well in what is a very competitive academic field. We have improved our position in the league tables, increased our GPA for our outputs and have created both an excellent research environment and Impact case studies.

“Moving into the top half of the table for all History departments reflects the hard work, dedication and innovative approaches by members of staff. This adds to our fantastic NSS scores, which saw us improve to a very impressive 95 per cent student satisfaction rates, underlining still further that studying History, Archaeology or Heritage at Bangor means choosing a UK leading academic school along with a great student experience.”

A summary table of the University’s REF results can be accessed here

Publication date: 19 December 2014