Philosophy at Birmingham in the top three research departments in the country in the national REF 2014 exercise

Philosophy at the University of Birmingham has been ranked second among all Philosophy departments in the country, with almost 50% of our research judged to be ‘world-leading’. This is the result of the national Research Excellence Framework exercise, which assessed research publications and the public impact of research carried out in all universities in the UK 2008-2014.

“This result recognises the remarkable rebirth of philosophy at Birmingham.” Professor Ken Dowden, Head of School.

 “REF 2014 has shown that the University of Birmingham is a centre of excellence for research across the full range of disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, confirmed as one of the leading 5 universities in the country for these disciplines.” Professor Michael Whitby, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Arts and Law.