REF results show an increase in the overall grade point average (GPA) for research in Politics and International Studies, with more than 68%, assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
The latest evidence comes from the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The assessment scores for Politics and International Studies have increased considerably since the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The overall GPA for Politics and International Studies in 2014 was 2.90, a significant improvement from 2.34 in 2008. Politics and International Studies performed especially strong in the category of Impact – where the ‘reach’ and ‘significance’ of research is assessed. With a score of 3.22, the subject is well ahead of the vast majority of other disciplines within and beyond the social sciences.
Access the full results for REF 2014 here.