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Unit of Assessment

UoA Name College Institute FTE equivalent 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Institute of Materials and Manufacturing 63.27 6% 63% 28% 3% 0%
Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy College of Health and Life Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 50.6 13% 42% 40% 5% 0%
Anthropology and Development Studies College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 9 18% 34% 40% 8% 0%
Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Institute of Materials and Manufacturing 13 27% 40% 29% 4% 0%
Business and Management Studies College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 61 12% 41% 36% 10% 1%
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 19 12% 33% 34% 20% 1%
Computer Science and Informatics College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies Institute of Materials and Manufacturing 30.5 17% 48% 27% 8% 0%
Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences College of Health and Life Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 16.2 19% 54% 23% 4% 0%
Economics and Econometrics College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 26.2 1% 30% 57% 12% 0%
Education College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 14.2 13% 47% 33% 7% 0%
English Language and Literature College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 23.15 16% 48% 17% 13% 6%
General Engineering College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences Institute of Energy Futures Institute of Environment, Health and Societies Institute of Materials and Manufacturing 63.45 11% 58% 24% 4% 3%
Law College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 30.95 6% 45% 45% 4% 0%
Mathematical Sciences College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences 24.05 11% 54% 30% 5% 0%
Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 18.35 25% 37% 29% 6% 3%
Politics and International Studies College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences 23.8 19% 45% 32% 4% 0%
Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience College of Health and Life Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 22.6 20% 39% 34% 7% 0%
Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care College of Health and Life Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 10.3 20% 49% 22% 6% 3%
Social Work and Social Policy College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 16.1 26% 39% 27% 7% 1%
Sociology College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 12 9% 51% 40% 0% 0%
Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism College of Health and Life Sciences Institute of Environment, Health and Societies 28.9 38% 45% 13% 3% 1%
Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 6% 63% 28% 3% 0%
Output (65%) 9.4% 54.9% 31.8% 3.9% 0%
Impact (20%) 0% 71.4% 28.6% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 85% 15% 0% %
Mechanical engineering at Brunel continues to go from strength to strength, with around 70% of work judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent standard. This is combined with a large increase in the number of staff submitted, making engineering one of the largest research areas at Brunel. Impact was particularly strong in this area, with over 70% of cases studies judged as internationally excellent. This leaves us 6th in terms of research power.

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Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 13% 42% 40% 5% 0%
Output (65%) 16.5% 42.8% 33% 7.7% 0%
Impact (20%) 13.3% 33.4% 53.3% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 50% 50% 0% %
The number of our researchers producing world leading and internationally excellent research has doubled in volume since RAE 2008. With over 50% of our research being rated within the top 2 categories, this is a significant improvement for this area from RAE2008.

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Anthropology and Development Studies 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 18% 34% 40% 8% 0%
Output (65%) 14.7% 50% 35.3% 0% 0%
Impact (20%) 40% 0% 20% 40% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 12.5% 87.5% 0% %
Anthropology and Development Studies has observed a rise in the amount of research that is qualified as internationally recognised. 40% of our research is rated world leading for impact.

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Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 27% 40% 29% 4% 0%
Output (65%) 4.3% 44.6% 44.7% 6.4% 0%
Impact (20%) 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 80% 20% 0% 0% %
Art and design, history, practice and theory saw over 67% of research classed as internationally excellent or world leading, with 100% of our impact and environment falling into the 3* and 4* categories

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Business and Management Studies 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 12% 41% 36% 10% 1%
Output (65%) 11.4% 33.8% 40.3% 13.2% 1.3%
Impact (20%) 5.7% 54.3% 34.3% 5.7% 0%
Environment (15%) 25% 50% 25% 0% %
One of Brunel's largest submission areas, Business and Management saw a 19% increase in staff submitted research compared to the 2008 RAE. More than half of our research is world leading or internationally excellent, supported by a strong performance in impact. This leaves us in the top 20% for research power.

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Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 12% 33% 34% 20% 1%
Output (65%) 19.1% 32.4% 25% 22% 1.5%
Impact (20%) 0% 26.7% 46.6% 26.7% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 40% 60% 0% %
45% of our research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management was assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. This area also saw an increase in staff entered compared to RAE 2008.
Computer Science and Informatics 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 17% 48% 27% 8% 0%
Output (65%) 23.1% 40.1% 34.2% 2.6% 0%
Impact (20%) 10% 40% 20% 30% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 90% 10% 0% %
Our Computer Science and Informatics research was assessed as 65% world leading or internationally excellent. In addition 90% of the area's environmental score was judged to be internationally excellent. We were ranked in the top 30% for research power.

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Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 19% 54% 23% 4% 0%
Output (65%) 3.1% 58.4% 32.3% 6.2% 0%
Impact (20%) 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 25% 60% 25% 0% %
Over 70% of our research in this area was rated as internationally excellent or world leading, with strong results for impact and our research environment. This has been a growth area for Brunel University London, with twice as many staff submitted than in RAE2008.

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Economics and Econometrics 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 1% 30% 57% 12% 0%
Output (65%) 2% 22.5% 63.7% 11.8% 0%
Impact (20%) 0% 40% 40% 20% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 50% 50% 0% %
Our economics department was submitted in one of the most challenging areas of assessment and has seen 31% of our research rated as internationally excellent or higher.

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Education 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 13% 47% 33% 7% 0%
Output (65%) 19.7% 32.8% 36% 11.5% 0%
Impact (20%) 0% 90% 10% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 50% 50% 0% %
60% of our research in education was rated as world leading or internationally excellent, an impressive improvement from 15% in RAE 2008. The impact of our research was also strong, with 90% rated as internationally excellent.

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English Language and Literature 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 16% 48% 17% 13% 6%
Output (65%) 24.7% 40.9% 14% 11.8% 8.6%
Impact (20%) 0% 63.3% 10% 26.7% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 60% 40% 0% %
Our entry into English Language and Literature had almost twice the number of staff than 2008, and 64% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

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General Engineering 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 11% 58% 24% 4% 3%
Output (65%) 8.9% 50.8% 32.5% 6.6% 1.2%
Impact (20%) 11.4% 65.7% 11.5% 0% 11.4%
Environment (15%) 20% 80% 0% 0% %
Brunel's engineering submission was one of the largest in the UK, with a similar number of staff submitted as in 2008. Our percentage of world leading research has doubled, with a significant increase in our research judged as internationally excellent as well. The impact of over 75% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. This leaves us in the top 20% for research power.

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Law 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 6% 45% 45% 4% 0%
Output (65%) 6.4% 42.2% 48.6% 2.8% 0%
Impact (20%) 0% 30% 60% 10% 0%
Environment (15%) 12.5% 75% 12.5% 0% %
With 51% of our research rated as internationally excellent or above, Law has seen an increase in world-leading and internationally recognised research since RAE 2008. The size of our submission has also increased slightly.

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Mathematical Sciences 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 11% 54% 30% 5% 0%
Output (65%) 8% 56% 36% 0% 0%
Impact (20%) 26.7% 33.3% 13.3% 26.7% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 75% 25% 0% %
65% of our research in this area was rated as internationally excellent or world leading. This area has shown good impact from its research with 25% of the impact our research being assessed as world leading.

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Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 25% 37% 29% 6% 3%
Output (65%) 20% 32.3% 33.9% 9.2% 4.6%
Impact (20%) 36.7% 36.6% 26.7% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 30% 60% 10% 0% %
Over 60% of our research in Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts was world leading or internationally excellent and we scored highly for the vitality and sustainability of our research environment. It reflects our commitment to support and develop this area. This leaves us in the upper quartile for research power.

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Politics and International Studies 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 19% 45% 32% 4% 0%
Output (65%) 20.3% 39.2% 36.7% 3.8% 0%
Impact (20%) 26.7% 73.3% 0% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 37.5% 50% 0% %
With a strong performance overall in this area, 100% of the impact made from our Politics and International Studies research is considered world-leading or internationally excellent. The team have also improved research quality since 2008 and increased the number of staff submitted.

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Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 20% 39% 34% 7% 0%
Output (65%) 8% 36.8% 44.9% 10.3% 0%
Impact (20%) 73.3% 0% 26.7% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 100% 0% 0% %
Within Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, over 70% of the impact of our research and 100% of our research environment was rated as world leading.

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Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 20% 49% 22% 6% 3%
Output (65%) 9.5% 45.3% 30.9% 9.5% 4.8%
Impact (20%) 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 12.5% 75% 12.5% 0% %
Over two thirds of the research in Public Health, Health services and Primary Care is world leading or internationally excellent. 100% of the impact of our research also fell into the 4* and 3* categories.

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Social Work and Social Policy 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 26% 39% 27% 7% 1%
Output (65%) 22.7% 36.4% 28.8% 10.6% 1.5%
Impact (20%) 46.7% 13.3% 40% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 12.5% 87.5% 0% 0% %
65% of our work in social work and social policy was rated as world leading or internationally excellent, with our impact and environment rated strongly.

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Sociology 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 9% 51% 40% 0% 0%
Output (65%) 14.6% 47.9% 37.5% 0% 0%
Impact (20%) 0% 80% 20% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 0% 25% 75% 0% %
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Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism 4* 3* 2* 1* U/C
Overall 38% 45% 13% 3% 1%
Output (65%) 26% 47.2% 21.1% 4.9% 0.8%
Impact (20%) 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Environment (15%) 62.5% 37.5% 0% 0% %
Over 80% of our research in this area was rated as internationally excellent or world leading, a significant increase on RAE2008. This was an excellent result from one of our strongest growing areas where the number of staff submitting research has risen by 30%. This leaves us rated 5th in terms of research power.

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