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Research Excellence Framework 2021 results for Media Arts at Royal Holloway

REF 2021: The results for the Department of Media Arts

  • Date11 May 2022

The Department of Media Arts are thrilled to announce great results in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our research outputs were ranked in 2nd position amongst all UK universities for “world-leading” research (rated 4*).

Students filming in Founder's - Media Arts

Media Arts research outputs included books, scholarly articles, collections and special editions alongside films, documentaries, radio plays and digital artworks. 93% has been rated either 4* – world-leading – or 3*– internationally excellent. 

Media Arts was ranked 7th in UK media departments for the overall quality of our research. 

Our outstanding results reflect stellar research across theoretical, critical and practice-based approaches to film, television, sound and digital media in Royal Holloway Media Arts. These are at the heart of our teaching and core to our creative, critical community. 

You can learn more about our research here.

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