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Prioritising teaching excellence as well as research output, we are one of only two Economics departments in the country placed in the top ten for both research and student satisfaction (REF 2014 and NSS 2015).

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the department was successful in our fiercely competitive field, receiving especially high scores for the real-world impact of its research and for the 80 per cent of research rated by the REF panel as “world leading”.

The ranking produced by the respected Times Higher Education placed us ninth overall, ninth in Output and seventh in Impact. As such, our department continues to combine the vitality and innovation of a new institution with the traditional academic strengths of an established college and university.

On the teaching side, students have returned consistently positive results about the teaching environment within the department, and flourish in their studies year on year. In the recent National Students Survey (2015), we achieved 95% overall satisfaction rate, placing Royal Holloway 7th in the top 10 UK Economics departments. 

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