Archaeology – 60% of the research submitted was assessed as being 'world-leading' or 'of international excellence', which places it equal 7th in the country on this important measure. The Department has steadily improved its position in all three of the most recent RAE exercises.
Art History –enjoyed excellent results, with 75% of the research submitted assessed as being 'world-leading' or 'of international excellence'; ranked equal 10th among Art History departments in the country.
Classics – 90% of the Department's research was judged to be of a quality that is recognised internationally, with 55% of it as international excellence or better. This result places Nottingham in the top ten Classics departments outside of London, Cambridge and Oxford.
Music – 85% of the Department’s research was rated as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’, a result that places us in the top 10 UK music departments.
Philosophy – 25% of the Department's research activity received the highest possible rating of 'world-leading', a result surpassed by only four UK Philosophy departments outside Oxford, Cambridge and London; 60% has been judged either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'.
Theology and Religious Studies –has been ranked officially as one of the best research destinations by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The RAE confirmed that Nottingham had retained its place in the top ten elite Theology Departments across the UK, with 95% of its published research ranked as having international recognition in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Over a fifth of published outputs were considered to be 'world-leading'.