Research at Liverpool John Moores University

World leading research


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World-leading. Internationally excellent.

Research and scholarship are at the heart of everything we do at Liverpool John Moores University. Research is central to the student experience and informs the curriculum at all levels.

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework demonstrated the world-leading quality of our research - every unit of assessment we submitted was rated as at least 45% internationally excellent or better.

LJMU ranks in the top half of the overall research league table, placed 61st, out of 128 universities which submitted more than one unit of assessment, in the proportion of research that is world-leading or internationally excellent and we are second in the University Alliance group.

Find out more about our impact and achievements in research


LJMU is fast realising our ambition to become the leading modern civic university in the UK, with research and scholarship fully embedded within our activities, informing our curriculum and having a direct impact upon the student experience.  We can state with confidence that our students not only have the highest quality teaching but that their learning experience is informed by relevant, credible and world-leading research.

Professor Robin Leatherbarrow - Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer

Areas of expertise

From the award-winning Astrophysics Research Institute and the high-profile work within the Research Institute for Sports and Exercise Sciences to the world-renowned Centre for Public Health, our research institutes and centres have established themselves as big names in their areas of expertise. With 18 institutes and centres at LJMU, there’s plenty of research going on.

Find out about the research taking place in our institutes and centres.

We want to get involved in research with you

We are at our best when we are collaborating across disciplines with like-minded and equally enthusiastic institutions and industries from across the globe.  

If you are interested in working with us on exciting projects, visit our Faculty pages to see the type of research we get involved in and then get in touch.

Looking for a research opportunity?

If you are a prospective research student, you can take a look at our current research opportunities.

View our postgraduate students section for further information on topics such as: how to apply, financing your study, and more.