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Royal Holloway sits within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research

Our research is world-leading. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, it was confirmed that Royal Holloway sits within the top 25 per cent of universities in the UK for research which is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. A number of our departments were rated in the top ten for their discipline: Drama, Earth Sciences, Geography, Maths, Media, Modern Languages, Music, and Psychology. Find out more here

Our researchers are specialists in their fields. Our expertise runs from American History to Zoology. Colleagues such as Professor Julian Johnston, Regius professor of Music is, along with other colleagues, a fellow of the British Academy. Professor Kathy Rastle is editor of Memory and Language and sits of the ESRC Research panel. Professor Dan Stone is a member of the Experts Reference Group for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Find out more about our researchers here.

Our research community is highly regarded. The Information Security Group is recognised as one of only four GCHQ recognised centres for their Masters programmes. Our particle physics team helped find the Hicks boson, and we are developing artificial chromosomes to reverse Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

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