School of History and Anthropology

The 2008 RAE results confirm our reputation as an internationally leading research centre in History. On the basis of 100% return of History staff at Queen’s, the research profile produced by the panel graded 60% of our research activity as world-leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*) and 95% as internationally recognised (2* and above).

This result puts History at Queen’s in the top 20 university departments in the UK in terms of research power (a measure combining average research grading with the number of active researchers returned). Unlike many other universities, Queen’s entered all its History staff for RAE 2008 and the outcome demonstrates consistent strength across the wide range of areas and periods we cover.

The 2008 RAE results have confirmed Queen’s University’s reputation as a world leading centre for research in Anthropology. The exercise shows that 35% of Anthropology research at Queen's is world leading (4*). Only two other Anthropology departments in the UK performed at this top level.

Anthropology was one of the three subject areas within the University to achieve the highest grade of world leading research. The Unit returned 100% of its staff.