Research Assessment Exercise 2008

In December 2008, the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) reported on the publications and other research outputs of members of staff actively involved in research. Further information about how this was conducted can be found on the RAE website.

The RAE has now been replaced by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

RAE results

The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise were published on 18 December 2008.

This table shows the results for the University of Exeter by subject area.

Read more about the RAE 2008 results

 Overall quality profile
(percentage of research activity at each quality level)
Unit of AssessmentFTE Category A staff submitted4*3*2*1*unclassified
4 Other Hospital Based Clinical Subjects (joint submission with University of Plymouth) 31.56 5 60 25 10 0
7 Health Services Research (joint submission with University of Plymouth) 24.05 5 45 45 5 0
14 Biological Sciences 48.83 10 40 40 10 0
19 Physics 28.00 15 45 35 5 0
20 Pure Mathematics 5.00 10 45 40 5 0
21 Applied Mathematics 18.00 10 50 40 0 0
23 Computer Science and Informatics 6.00 15 50 25 5 5
25 General Engineering and Mineral and Mining Engineering
25 A - General Engineering 22.33 10 45 40 5 0
25 B - Camborne School of Mines 16.20 5 30 35 25 5
32 Geography and Environmental Studies 36.00 20 40 35 5 0
33 Archaeology 15.30 15 50 30 5 0
34 Economics and Econometrics 13.50 20 55 25 0 0
35 Accounting and Finance 19.25 10 45 40 5 0
36 Business and Management Studies 24.00 15 45 30 10 0
38 Law 26.00 10 35 30 25 0
39 Politics and International Studies 29.50 20 35 30 15 0
41 Sociology 18.72 20 35 40 5 0
44 Psychology 33.53 15 40 35 10 0
45 Education 23.83 20 40 30 10 0
46 Sports-Related Studies 26.00 10 25 40 25 0
48 Middle Eastern and African Studies 18.00 15 25 40 15 5
51 Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages 4.00 5 55 35 5 0
52 French 15.50 15 35 40 10 0
53 German, Dutch and Scandinavian Languages 8.00 15 40 30 15 0
54 Italian 4.33 10 25 45 20 0
55 Iberian and Latin American Languages 9.50 15 30 35 10 10
57 English Language and Literature 44.00 45 20 25 10 0
59 Classics, Ancient History, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 18.00 30 30 30 10 0
61 Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies 11.79 10 40 35 15 0
62 History 39.73 20 40 35 5 0
65 Drama, Dance and Performing Arts 16.00 35 40 20 5 0