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Research priority areas

​​​​​​​​Our research priority areas are themes built on existing research strength and areas for investment in the future. Established following REF2014, research priority areas provide the mechanism to distribute internal funding, ensuring targeted investment. Our research priority areas are:

The research priority areas' alignment to the units of assessment planned for submission to REF2021 is as follows:

Research priority area REF2021 units of assessment
Applied Business and Technology
12 - Engineering
17 - Business and Management Studies
Being Human: Past, Present and Future
27 - English Language and Literature
28 - History
31 - Theology and Religious Studies
23- Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
34 - Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Creative Practice as Research 32 - Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
34 - Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Environmental Dynamics and Governance
13 - Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
14 - Geography and Environmental Studies
Learning and Professional Contexts 23 - Education
Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing 24 - Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

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