Art History at Manchester has just been re-confirmed as one of the leading departments in the UK for research in the subject. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF – the UK’s review of higher educational excellence) show that we have not only sustained our already high ranking, but increased it. The department had 85% of its research judged as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, which places us third out of art history departments nationally. With 42% of our research overall in the top category, we are also placed third among art history departments.

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