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King's Music and Film research ranked 4th institutionally in the UK

Research at the Department of Music and the Department of Film, as a joint submission, have been ranked 4th institutionally in the UK in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) results out today.

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The Department of Music and Department of Film Studies, as a joint submission, have been ranked 4th institutionally in the UK for research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).

100 per cent of the research impact and research environment were rated either ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

The REF is carried out approximately every six–seven years to assess the quality of research across UK universities, show the quality and output of research on a domestic and global stage and show the impact research has on the academic environment and our society – highlighting its real-world benefits.

The departments submitted a unit of 36 staff, at 34.1 FTE under Unit of Assessment 33 (Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies).

The assessment consisted of 93 outputs and three impact case studies published over the REF cycle, between 2014 and 2020. Each strand is judged on a scale of 1* to 4*, with 4* denoting world-leading research.

View the full results of the REF2021 Uo33 (Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies).

You can read more about King’s Music research here

You can read more about King's Film research here.