College of Medicine

Outstanding results in REF 2014

Published on Thursday 18th December 2014, the results of Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 demonstrate that Swansea University has climbed from 52nd place in the UK in 2008 to 26th in 2014….this is the largest climb up the rankings of any research-intensive University in the UK.

The College of Medicine has also had spectacular success, rounding off a fantastic year of celebration in its 10th Anniversary Year

  • Best performing College overall in Swansea University in terms of Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • 100% 4** star for research environment, ranking it joint 1st in the UK
  • 100% 3* and 4** star for impact case studies
  • 92% 3* and 4** star for research outputs
  • 95% 3* and 4** star for research overall
  • 54% of research overall is 4** star
  • Ranked 2nd in the UK in its Unit of Assessment
  • Overall, Swansea University has climbed from 52nd place in the UK in 2008 to 26th in 2014 – this is the largest climb up the rankings of any research-intensive University in the UK.


* 3 star recognises quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
** 4 star recognises to quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

Message from Head of College

Read about the College of Medicine and its results in the REF 2014

College of Medicine results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014