Our research is making a positive impact on the world.
Twelve of our research areas were classed as generating world-leading research by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. We’re passionate about research: its potential to innovate, and its power to enhance social, cultural and economic well-being at national and global levels.
Art empowers. It heals. It explains, entertains and liberates. We're exploring how creative practice – whether that's literature, film-making, gaming, music therapy or more – can transform lives.Explore arts and humanities research
Research changes lives. With innovation and fresh thinking in the areas of ageing, vision, wellbeing and medical technology, we're helping to revolutionise approaches to healthcare.Be inspired by health research
We want a future that works for everyone. Our research into sustainability, future cities, and crime and policing is helping to achieve that vision.Glimpse the future with science research
Our world moves forward with dizzying speed. We embrace this. But can we be sure no-one is left behind? Our research supports entrepreneurship and innovation – while tackling marginalisation and social isolation.Discover our social sciences research