Our Research Highlights

  • Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing research of internationally excellent or world-leading quality.
  • 100% of our research environment rated world-leading or internationally excellent, an increase of 12.5%.
  • The quality of our research outputs is rated as world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognised in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
  • 23.4% of research outputs are rated as world-leading, an increase of 14.5%
  • 80% of the impact of our research is rated as outstanding and very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance
  • Research income has grown from a total of £1.6m reported in REF2014 to over £7m reported in REF2021 – an increase of 375%
  • We have grown our PGR cohort from 25 in 2013/2014 to 68 in 2019/2020, an increase of 172%


“Through the provision of excellence in our research environment, business and management at Swansea University continues to go from strength-to-strength. This is evident in the significant gains we have made in research outputs rated as world leading, and also in the growth in our research income and PhD completions.”
- Professor Paul Jones, Head of School of Management and UoA 17 Lead

Our Vision

Our vision is to make a difference to society and the economy, locally, nationally and globally, through excellence in research and research-led teaching.

Our Environment

The thriving multidisciplinary Business and Management research community comprises over 120 academics, 90 professional services staff, and 68 PhD students, the majority of whom work and study at the £450m Bay Campus which opened in 2015. We are also home to a number of research centres, major embedded projects, and to policy think tank The Bevan Commission.


Our Outputs

During the assessment period, we published over 1,000 research outputs including 895 peer-reviewed articles. We collaborate with the global academic community, both within our disciplinary boundaries and beyond. We also work with non-academic partners, such as policy makers, the public sector, international banks, and a wide range of businesses. 

Our Community

Meet the business and management staff and post-graduate community