World-ranking faculty

The results of REF 2014 confirm that the Faculty is one of the leading UK centres of high quality and high impact social science and legal research. As a whole, the Faculty ranks second in the UK in the Times Higher Education’s REF Intensity rankings.

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Our graduates

As a top-ten UK institute for graduate recruiters, our students come from all walks of life succeeding in a remarkable range of careers.

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Research expertise

We work at the heart of issues surrounding societal concerns, advancing social innovation and delivering evidence for policy makers.

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REF 2014

The excellence of Bristol's social science research was confirmed by REF 2014. Seven of Bristol's nine Social Sciences submissions were ranked in the top ten on raw GPA by Times Higher Education; two were ranked first. When research intensity was taken into account, the Faculty ranked second in the country.

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