Units of Assessment

In REF 2021 we submitted to 14 Units of Assessment (UoAs) across the four main panels.

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  • REF 2021

    Birmingham City University's hub for everything related to the Research Excellence Framework.

  • Impact case studies

    Doing research and discovering new knowledge makes us a universityCoupling the results of our research to our teaching and to our innovation and enterprise activities to deliver real-world impacts outside academia helps us deliver our mission as the University for Birmingham. 

  • Units of Assessment

    For REF 2021 there were 34 units of assessment covering all academic disciplines. The REF 2021 UoAs differ from those of REF 2014 and the previous RAEs, making direct comparisons across exercises difficult in some disciplines.

  • Research centres

    Our research centres work to address key local, national and global challenges, in line with the priorities of the University and our students.

  • Research news

    Find out more about the latest news from our research activities and staff.