We explore fundamental and applied research to build on our knowledge, creativity and expertise in addressing global challenges.

Our aim is to make the world a better place by tackling complex problems in areas such as energy, the environment, healthcare, infrastructure, the legal system and technology. Interdisciplinary research is key to meeting our research vision and strategy.

We have four overarching research themes leading to fifteen research clusters.

Our research themes





Research centres


Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Raising standards and promoting a realistic understanding of current forensic science whilst unlocking the door to new opportunities and potential.

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is funded for 10 years to Adapt, Adjust and Revise the current forensic science ecosystem.

PhD study


PhD opportunities

We offer a broad range of PhD opportunities in a diverse array of topics.