Culture enriches our individual and collective lives. Cultural practices open new ways of understanding and responding to contemporary challenges, intercultural understanding helps us to live well together, and creativity unlocks potential, empathy, joy, and well-being.
Our research drives innovation with industrial and manufacturing partners, advancing technology, transforming industries and accelerating impact on human progress. As pioneers in sustainable manufacturing, quantum technology, critical materials and healthcare technologies, we are changing lives and livelihoods.
We are working to understand the impact of climate change on the planet and its people. Our research is improving air quality and access to clean water, and advancing the clean technologies needed to ensure a sustainable future for all of us.
We are improving the health of people across the world through new discoveries, treatments and patient pathways and working with key partners to conduct impactful research which matters to local populations.
Inequality can be seen in the structures, the policies, and the decisions that are made in countries worldwide. We are striving to make change for a fairer world.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science to forge major advances in human and environmental health.
With more than 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
Global — Civic — Diverse
Devised to ‘ease’ staffing pressures during the pandemic, how do emergency social care easements impact support for society’s most vulnerable?
The COVID Review Observatory (CVRO) is a resource that records, tracks, and assesses reviews of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from a human rights perspective
The governance of emerging technologies
A comparative project aimed at understanding the factors that enable and impede expressions of resilience in survivors of conflict-related rape and sexual violence
Law’s boundary work and alternative legal futures
How should the law respect and support the autonomy of persons with intellectual disabilities?
ESRC-funded research into Health Law Outside the EU: immediate, intermediate and long-term impacts
A new understanding of the development of EU law by examining the process behind the production of the multilingual jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union
We foster interdisciplinary research into the evolving international trade policy of the European Union (EU)
We aim to discover how CTR works, and to propose reforms where necessary for the purpose of ensuring the good governance of counter-terrorism in the UK.
What are the acceptable limits of the criminal law?
Research undertaken by Birmingham Law School academics informed the legislative reform process that changed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world
Our staff substantially contribute through their engagement work, locally and globally
Catalogue of recent and forthcoming monographs, chapters and articles by our academics
Full list of all of our academic researchers
Profiles of our PhD students