Units of assessment
Under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), there are 36 different Units of Assessment (UoA) which universities can submit to. Each UoA covers a range of subject areas and every submission in these subject areas is peer reviewed by a panel of academic and industry experts to assess the quality of research undertaken by the UoA in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
Research at NTU is aligned to the following Units of Assessment:
In addition to being assessed on the quality of research outputs, UoAs will also be measured on the impact of their research as well as on the research environment provided within the institution.
NTU aims to build on its previous successes in the 2008 RAE which shows that 74% of the research activity submitted achieved international status with 8% classed as world-leading.
- (A03) Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
- (A04) Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
- (B11) Computer Science and Informatics
- (B15) General Engineering
- (C16) Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
- (C17) Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology
- (C19) Business and Management Studies
- (C20) Law
- (C22) Social Work and Social Policy
- (C25) Education
- (C26) Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
- (D28) Modern Languages and Linguistics
- (D29) English Language and Literature
- (D30) History
- (D34) Art and Design, History, Theory and Practice
- (D36) Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management