Research Institutes and Centres

Our research encompasses a broad range of disciplines, focusing on aspects of life that affect us all. Over the last 20 years, we have invested heavily in growing our research activity and, as a result, various areas of research we have undertaken now have national and international recognition.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) assessment which evaluates the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities, we achieved our best ever results. All 14 Research Centres submitted had elements rated as world-leading across all areas, indicating the impact of our researchers’ work in the real world, and our efforts were recognised with a £2 million investment; this is testament to our dedicated, hard-working staff, and a mark of the University’s constant drive for discovery and innovation.

Our Institutes and Centres

All of our academic schools have areas of research strength, overseen by our established Research Institutes and Centres, many of which work closely with industry on large-scale projects.

Research Institutes

 Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

 Faculty of Science & Engineering

Faculty of Social Sciences