UWE Bristol REF 2021 results

Below is a table of results for the 13 Units of Assessment (UOAs) submitted by UWE Bristol as part of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). You can also view definitions of REF assessment ratings further below.

Table of results

Overall 4*/3*
 76%

UWE Bristol quality profile (%)

4*

3*

2*

1*

Overall

22%

53%

22%

2%

Output

20%

53%

23%

3%

Impact

35%

49%

16%

0%

Environment

10%

59%

28%

3%

Units of Assessment

4*

3*

2*

1*

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy

28%

59%

12%

0%

Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science

11%

58%

26%

5%

Computer Science and Informatics

20%

49%

28%

3%

Engineering

14%

67%

15%

4%

Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

25%

63%

11%

1%

Business and Management Studies

15%

49%

33%

3%

Law

37%

38%

25%

0%

Social Work and Social Policy

24%

45%

30%

1%

Education

42%

26%

18%

14%

English Language and Literature

23%

37%

40%

0%

History

3%

48%

40%

9%

Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

23%

52%

23%

1%

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information

37%

45%

17%

1%

Definitions of REF assessment ratings

Rating

Definition of rating

4*

Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour

3*

Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour

2*

Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour

1*

Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour