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.

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 Public Health Institute, 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.

If you are interested in working with us on exciting projects, visit our Research areas page to find out more about 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.