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We pride ourselves on the depth, the range and the quality of our research. From breaking new ground in astrophysics to cyber security, our staff are active in their specialist areas. Our research has been rated as world-leading in the 2021 研究 Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality and impact of research by UK universities.


每个理学院 & 技术's departments is actively engaged in world-leading research. To find out more, visit the departments below.

  • 化学

    化学 research is broadly structured into the three themes of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, 化学理论与计算, 和合成化学.

  • 计算和通信

    The School of 计算和通信 was ranked 14th in the UK for research power, with 94% of research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2021)

  • 工程

    95% of the 工程 department’s research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2021)

  • 火博竟体官网环境中心

    火博竟体官网的世界级的研究, combining natural and social sciences, delivers the understanding needed to address the global environmental challenges that confront us all.

  • 数学和统计

    With 100% of our research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2021), 火博竟体官网 is one of the UK's top departments for research in mathematics and statistics.

  • 物理

    Our 物理 Department is one of the top in the UK for research, with 98% of research outputs rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2021). 物理 was also ranked 14th in the UK for its research outputs and for the quality of its research environment.

  • 心理学

    According to the 2021 研究 Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of research undertaken by 火博竟体官网's 心理学 department was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.


The Faculty plays host to a number of research centres, working with the University to further scientific knowledge and translate it into applicable solutions for the economy and environment.

  • 数据科学研究所

    火博竟体官网 is home to a world-class 数据科学研究所 that will set the global standard for a truly interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-drive research challenges.

  • 能源火博竟体官网

    能源火博竟体官网 brings together 火博竟体官网's world-leading expertise in a wide range of energy-related areas covering the demand and supply of energy. 能源火博竟体官网 is working in partnership with global organisations in the development and management of secure and sustainable energy supplies in support of the world's energy needs.

  • Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems Centre

    This centre brings together the diverse research excellence and expertise in the areas of Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems (IRAS). Its core is formed by 30 academics from a range of departments and faculties. LIRA is multi-disciplinary by design. It covers aspects as diverse as engineering, computing, psychology, management and more.

  • 材料科学研究所

    Our multidisciplinary 材料科学研究所 unites chemists, 物理学家, 工程师, 计算机科学家, 环境科学家, 生物学家, 设计师和社会科学家, covering all development stages from modelling a new material, through material synthesis and characterization, to applying that material in the real world.

  • 量子技术中心

    The 量子技术中心 provides a state-of-the-art capability with access to industry and academic users enabling the translation of quantum technologies into new products and processes. The Centre seeks to bring economic benefit to the region and accelerate the pull-through of science into the marketplace.

  • 安全火博竟体官网

    安全火博竟体官网 delivers research that innovates and challenges the way that individuals, organisations and societies secure and protect themselves. Our approach delivers the best use-inspired and pure research that delivers real impact.

  • 佳洁士的研究

    CREST brings together the UK’s foremost experts in understanding the psychological and social drivers of the threat, the skills and technologies that enable its effective investigation, and the protective security measures that help counter the threat in the first place.

  • 全球生态创新中心

    Bringing together the cross-disciplinary expertise and cross-sector collaborations needed to create and deliver products, services and practices that help both people and our environment prosper.