We conduct interdisciplinary, impact-orientated research to address challenges at regional, national and global levels. Learn more about our facilities and associated expertise, and the national research centres located within the Faculty.
Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject.
90% of our research activity is 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.
We are a major international powerhouse for environmental research that has wide-ranging and positive impacts on the world that we live in. Learn more about our research impact and partnerships.
Our research is carried out within five institutes which represent our core research areas, but much of our work is cross-cutting, tackling complex global challenges.
These institutes include:
100% of our research activity is 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.
We are recognised as world-leaders in food colloids and diet and health. We apply fundamental scientific principles to address issues of food quality, safety and sustainability, diet quality and consumer behaviour, from food production to the consumer’s plate.
Research areas include:
Over 75% of our research activity is 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.
We work at the forefront of global research agendas, leading the way in finding solutions to major social, political and environmental challenges.
Our multidisciplinary research is structured into the following key areas:
100% of our research environment is conducive to producing research of ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ quality according to the latest Research Excellence Framework.
The Institute for Transport Studies is one of the UK's leading departments for transport teaching and research. We deliver internationally excellent research outputs, which impact upon transport policy and practice, and contribute to the wider economy and society.
Research themes and centres include:
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