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REF 2014

REF 2014Research in the Arts and Humanities at the Open University is amongst the best in the UK according to the new Research Assessment Framework (REF) result, published on 18th December 2014. Find out more about our REF results and our research.

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Arts research is in 4 of University’s top 5 Units of Assessment. Every Arts area has improved since the RAE 2008. Music is the best-rated across the University, Art History is the second-highest, History joint third in the University overall, and English is the fourth highest. More information about our performance in the Research Excellence Framework: highlights and details by subject.