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.
Applied biology research laboratory
Forensic anthropology 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.
100%of our research is internationally excellent in all subject areas in terms of our research impact
96%of our research is of international quality or better
97%of our research activity is rated 3* and 4* in Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism
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 a wide range of research interests and groups, spanning science, technology, business, law, education, health, leisure and the arts, exciting things are happening at LJMU.
Find out more about how our research is changing the world.
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 individuals, institutions and industries from across the globe.
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.
Pulmorphix - Technology platform that replicates the conditions deep in the human lung, developed in the School of Pharmacy
Shiphandling simulator - one of the most advanced in Europe and currently the only one in the UK with 360° field-of-view visual system