Our case studies
Our dynamic and innovative research fosters new discoveries, inspires creativity and brings people together to solve the challenges of today and tomorrow, making the world greener, healthier and fairer.
Our case studies showcase the many ways in which our research has impact around the world. REF 2021 found that our world-leading impact has grown by 72% since 2014, the fastest increase amongst the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
Read a selection of the 112 case studies we submitted to REF 2021 to find out more.
Environmental, physical and economic sciences
Our research is leading meaningful action against the climate emergency and ecological crisis.
The work in the area of environmental, physical and economic sciences includes our submissions to Units of Assessment in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Economics and Econometrics and Business and Management.
Health and life sciences
We are making key breakthroughs to transform human health and wellbeing.
The work in the area of health and life sciences includes our submissions to Units of Assessment in Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care, Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Biological Sciences and Sports Sciences.
Humanities and social sciences
We are leading the progress towards creating a fair, socially just and inclusive society.
The work in the area of humanities and social sciences includes oursubmissions to Units of Assessment in Archaeology, Law, Politics and International Studies, Sociology, Education, Area Studies, Modern Languages – AHVC, English Language and Literature, History, Classics and Ancient History, Theology and Religion and Drama.