Research institutes

The University has 10 research institutes which focus the research output of University staff, increase and support research quality and help communicate research achievements.

Active and dynamic research across disciplines

With around 500 research students and 400 academics across the institutes, we have an active and dynamic research community within the University.

Our research institutes have developed a variety of international research partnerships and work across disciplines to enhance the quality of our research.

  • BMRI Business and Management Research Institute
  • CRELLA Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment
  • IASR Institute of Applied Social Research
  • iBEST Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology
  • IHR Institute for Health Research
  • IRAC Institute for Research in Applicable Computing
  • IREd Institute for Research in Education
  • ISPAR Institute for Sport and Physical Activity Research
  • RIMAP Research Institute for Media, Art and Performance

Research topics gives an overview of research areas covered by the institutes

Research Graduate School

The research institutes are supported by the Research Graduate School (RGS) which coordinates the quality assurance and administrative arrangements for all students on research degree programmes. It is also responsible for the provision of generic training.

The RGS works closely with research institutes to ensure that all students have appropriate support throughout their studies and access to training and development programmes that will complement their research and provide a foundation for their future careers.

Enquire about research degrees

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1582 489056

By email

How to apply for a research degree

For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements