Research facts

Our groundbreaking research has contributed significantly to the University being:

  • Ranked in the top 100 out of over 8,000 universities in the world, in both the academic ranking of world universities and Times Higher Education world university rankings 
  • Ranked first for research excellence in Sport and Exercise Sciences and second for Music in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise 
  • Chosen as the first in a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres to be launched round the country 
  • Selected as the UK’s higher education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centre which will promote these subject areas throughout England and Wales Geographical research

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