For research, the College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries is one of the most successful and highly rated colleges in the UK.

In the most recent national research assessment exercise, REF2014, we achieved a comprehensively excellent set of results, with 80% or more of all our research outputs, impact and environment being rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

CREAM achieved the highest ranking of any institution for a broad range of art and design research, with 45% of its research judged to be ‘world leading’ and 63% of this work deemed to be ‘world leading’ in its impact.

CAMRI was ranked joint fourth for media and communications research in the UK, with 52% of its research classed as ‘world leading’ and an extraordinary 87% of this work judged as having 'world leading' impact.

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