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Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences ranked top five in the UK for research quality

18 December 2014

REF 2014

The School of Social Sciences has been ranked in the top five for the quality of its research in Sociology and Education.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assesses the standard of research quality in all UK higher education institutions.

The School was ranked 5th in the UK for Education research, alongside the University of Cambridge and Durham University. 76 institutions submitted for assessment under the Education category.

The School has come 3rd in the UK for Sociology research, ranked above the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bristol University. Sociology celebrates its 50th anniversary at Cardiff University this year.

Professor Amanda Coffey, Head of School, said: "We have the widest breadth of degree programmes of any social science school in the UK and this is reflected in our interdisciplinary research portfolio. I am delighted with the excellent REF results we have achieved and am grateful to all members of Staff, across the School and its associated research centres, for the hard work which have made these wonderful results possible".

To find out more about the innovative research undertaken at the School of Social Sciences please visit the School website. Full information about the Cardiff University REF submission is available on University's central research pages.

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