Liverpool Hope is extremely proud of its research achievements and the most recent research assessment (REF) by the Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) highlights our successes:
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities entered 90 (72%) academic staff into the research assessment exercise, with staff from all departments in the Faculty included in the REF.
Department of Music
Ranked 2nd in the North-West after Manchester, 99% of the research activity of this Unit is world-leading or of international quality. 100% of the Impact of this Unit’s research was rated as at least internationally excellent.
Department of English
Language and Literature: 32.3% of research output quality rated as world-leading, this Unit is ranked 4th in the North-West for Research Intensity.
Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
100% of this Unit’s Impact is at internationally recognised level. 79.7% of this Unit’s research outputs were rated as at least internationally recognised with 9% of the research activity world-leading.
Department of History and Politics
Politics and International Studies: 58% of the research of the Department is internationally recognised or internationally excellent with 70% of the impact of their research graded as internationally recognised.
History (including Art History): 86% of the Department’s research activity is internationally excellent or internationally recognised. 50% of the Impact of the research activity of this unit is at internationally excellent level.
School of Social Sciences
Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading.
Department of Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
67% of the research of the Department is at least at internationally recognised level. 80% of their impact is rated internationally recognised.