Undertaking postgraduate research

LJMU demonstrates ‘world-leading’ research in 70% of its disciplines

The quality of LJMU’s research is reflected in the University being awarded the highest Research Excellence Framework (REF) rating for our Physics submission in the UK in 2011.

The range of research opportunities at LJMU is considerable. From developing cutting edge new technology to detect brain tumours more accurately and quickly to ground-breaking studies on the impact of the recession in UK cities, our researchers are helping to inform public policy, shape new laws, transform lives and improve the environment.

So if you are interested in carrying out your own research, you should think seriously about LJMU’s MPhil and PhD programmes. Supervision is available in each of our five faculties and we also offer Professional Doctorates, an alternative to a PhD for staff in organisations who want to research and develop their professional practice at doctorate level.

Click here for more information about research at LJMU.

To read the latest copy of our Research Impacts brochure, click here.

Research Proposal Enquiry Form

Before you write up your research proposal, we’d recommend you get some feedback from LJMU by completing this Research proposal enquiry form  

Research Support Office

Our Research Support Office (RSO) provides administrative and training support for research students. Whether you need advice on progressing to a PhD, information about examinations and research degree regulations or assistance with ethical approval, the RSO is on hand to give you the advice and guidance you need to succeed in your research.

LJMU is ranked in the top 4 post-92 Universities for the following research:

  • 1st for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, General Engineering, Sports-Related Studies and Architecture and Built Environment (joint holders)
  • 2nd for Anthropology and Physics 
  • 3rd for Biological Sciences
  • 4th (joint) for Computer Science and Informatics

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