Advancing the fight against Alzheimer's, working with NASA to explore space and shaping the society in which we live; our researchers are making a real difference. We're ranked 2nd nationally for the impact of our research and are among the top 5 universities in the UK for research excellence.


Microstructure MRI scan of a human brain

The beauty of your brain and how to see it

“Your existence, your personality, everything you do, everything you think, everything you’ve done—it’s all there in that few litres of stuff.”

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Serious violence figures for 2017

Despite spate of violent crime in London, serious violence figures show little change from 2016



Research institutes

Our Research Institutes bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance.


Research impact

Our researchers make a difference to people's lives by working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy and our environment.


Postgraduate research

Our research degrees give you the opportunity to investigate your subject amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.



Work with us

We work with businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors.

The ARCCA Machine Room

Research facilities

Our world class research facilities are available to organisations to hire.

Our research environment


REF 2014

We are ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of our research and 2nd nationally for the impact of our research.

Dr Haley Gomez, School of Physics and Astronomy

Supporting researchers

Our researchers have access to a wide range of development programmes, cutting-edge facilities, extensive library resources and expert advice.


Integrity and ethics

Our governance framework helps ensure our research is of the highest quality and ethical standards.