SOAS University of London

SOAS Law ranked 1st in UK for research outputs

12 May 2022

The SOAS School of Law has been recognised for its outstanding, world-class research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Publications produced by the department have been ranked under the REF as number one in the UK, reflecting the exceptional, global quality of law research at SOAS, and resulting in the SOAS School of Law being ranked 6th in the UK overall.

Across research outputs, impact and environment the SOAS School of Law’s research was assessed as three star (international quality) or higher and over 60% of law research publications were assessed to be 4* or world leading.

The Head of the School of Law said: "'Congratulations to colleagues in SOAS School of Law whose research was assessed to be world-leading and who were overall rated first in the UK for research outputs and sixth overall in REF2021. This is a testament to the pursuit of excellence and the innovative nature of research that epitomises the sense of inquiry in the School"