SOAS University of London

Research in film and media ranked in UK’s top 20

13 May 2022

SOAS research in film and media has been ranked in the top 20 in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework, and is 6th in London.

Our research environment was judged as in the top quartile in the UK (with 62.5% ranked 4*), and more than a third of our research publications were assessed as 4*.

Professor Lindiwe Dovey and Professor Dina Matar, REF co-ordinators for UoA 34 in media and film, said: “For a small team spread across four SOAS Schools, and submitting to REF UoA 34 for the first time, this is an excellent result. It demonstrates that SOAS is a key place to research and study media, film and screen studies. It also highlights the collegial and interdisciplinary work of researchers at SOAS, no less since our two impact case studies also involved collaborations with colleagues in the Politics and Anthropology UoAs."