Research quality

REF2014: the Research Excellence Framework

For Computer Science and Informatics we have been ranked in the top 5% in the UK (4th out of 89 submissions) based on GPA.

REF2014 assessed that The University of Manchester is the best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research.

94% of our research was classed as “world-leading” (4*) or “internationally excellent” (3*) and all of our impact case studies were ranked 3* and 4*, which puts us joint-top for research impact. To find out more about some of the impact our research in computer science has, please see some of our Research impact case studies.

For more information on REF2014 and The University of Manchester see the REF2014 section of the University of Manchester website.

More measures of our research quality


Download a brochure covering the fundamental and applied computer science research taking place in our school: CS Brochure web

Our Computer Science research at Manchester is ranked 5th in the UK in the 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The School's research quality is demonstrated by our grant awards from the EPSRC, BBSRC and other RCUK funding councils. We also attract funding from the EU and industry.

We are involved in prestigious EPSRC Programme and Platform Grants, hold an ERC Advanced Grant and currently have two Royal Society Fellows.

The School holds the first EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in CDT, and is the main part of a highly active postgraduate research programme.

Some of our funders

A collection of logos representing funding bodies and collaborators including the NIH, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, NERC, Siemens and Samsung

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