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High quality research

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Queen Mary is proud of its rich history in academic research. The work of our academics is recognised as world-leading and makes a genuine impact on society. This means students work alongside experts in their fields.

The results of the most recent national assessment of research – the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) – have confirmed our place in the very top group of research-led universities in the UK; overall we were ranked 9th among multi-faculty universities nationally.

See how our academics are shaping current affairs with their discoveries and insight on our news pages.

REF 2014 – top multi-faculty universities in the country

RankUniversityOverall GPA
1Imperial College London3.362
3The University of Oxford3.337
4The University of Cambridge3.326
5Cardiff University3.265
6King's College London3.233
7The University of Warwick3.222
8University College London3.217
9Queen Mary University of London3.182
10The University of Edinburgh3.178
11The University of Bristol3.176
12The University of Sheffield3.173
13The University of Bath3.172
14The University of York3.169
15The University of Manchester3.157
16The University of Southampton3.150
17The University of Lancaster3.145
18Durham University3.138
19The University of St Andrews3.132
20The University of Leeds3.131
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