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Research is an important activity to ensure the vitality and health of our academic subjects and underpins the teaching of our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses.

Staff in Biosciences, Biomedical Science, Computer Science and Mathematics are celebrating the news that the impact of almost all of their research has been recognised as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', and staff in Chemistry and Physics are delighted that 95% of their research outputs were judged as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Research degrees

The School of Science and Technology offers research degrees for both MPhil and PhD in the areas listed below. These areas provide a wealth of opportunity for postgraduate research, giving you the chance to work on a research degree, in a stimulating environment with excellent supervision.

  • Biosciences
  • Chemistry and forensics
  • Computing and technology
  • Physics and mathematics
  • Sports science

The Graduate School

Get expert guidance during all stages of your research application and research work.

Groups and Centres

Our research groups are a communications catalyst for the activity of hundreds of academic staff members.