An innovative approach and passion for scientific advancement
We work hard to ensure our students are well prepared for their careers in science, in whatever field they choose to study. With world-class facilities and a passionate and innovative teaching and research team, our students are studying at the cutting-edge of their discipline. Strong links with the scientific community and industry in both the UK and overseas means we can offer fantastic, placement opportunities so students can develop their skills and gain valuable experience in the real world.
Learn more about the Faculty
In this video, Executive Dean Peter Wheeler, explains some of the Faculty's defining features:
Schools in the Faculty of Science:
Astrophysics Research Institute
One of the world's leading authorities in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Visit the Institute.
School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Ranked 2nd highest in the UK for research in Sport and Exercise Sciences in REF 2014. Find out more.
Sports respiratory lab
In the Faculty of Science, we’re working on exciting research across a number of areas. From insights into health and wellbeing, pharmacy and biomedical breakthroughs and the latest astronomical discoveries to important work in genetics, psychology, evolutionary anthropology and ecology, we’re behind the big science headlines.
The breadth of our research is reflected in the results of our submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 (the system that assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions). The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, for example, were ranked equal 11th and designated as the top ranked academic department outside of the Russell Group Universities (an association of 24 British public research universities). The Astrophysics Research Institute was rated first for research among the UK Alliance Universities, a group of universities that drive innovation and enterprise growth through research and teaching, with 85% of the research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Take a look at the research within our Schools:
- Astrophysics Research Institute
- School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
- School of Natural Science and Psychology
- School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Science
Work with us
We work with many institutions and industries from across the globe. If you are interested in working with us on research projects, get in touch.
Or call: +44 (0) 151 231 2888