REF 2021: Law

UCL tops table for law as Kent, SOAS and Birmingham significantly improve their standings

May 12, 2022

UCL heads the charts for GPA in law, with a score of 3.62 based on 58 full-time equivalent researchers entered. The University of Kent takes second spot, rising from 17th in 2014, after its GPA score rose from 3.14 to 3.53, while the universities of Bristol, Leeds and Glasgow round out the top five – with the last ascending from joint 23rd in 2014 to fifth this time around.

Other significant movers in this field include SOAS, University of London, which finished in sixth place, up from joint 28th eight years ago, while the University of Birmingham is 10th, having finished joint 21st in 2014.

At a national level the Law UoA has a GPA of 3.14, with 39 per cent of its submission rated 4*. 2493.81 FTE staff were submitted to this UoA. 

RankInstitutionFTE enteredGPAGPA 2014Rank 2014Research power (indexed)RP rankMarket share (%)

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