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  • HLS Research

    The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS) has a well-established and growing research and knowledge exchange portfolio that addresses topics of importance to individuals, society and to the living world.

    Connected regionally, nationally and globally, we undertake pure and applied research with impact and ensure that our vibrant research environment enriches our students' learning at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level.


  • Faculty REF 2014 Success

    Biological Sciences research

    • Top post '92 University Biological Sciences submission
    • 95% of research internationally recognised
    • Double the percentage 4* and treble the percentage 3* research compared to 2008, with 58% of research being world leading or internationally excellent
    • 80% of impact rated 3* or 4*

    Health research

    • 98% of research internationally recognised, with 82% of research being world leading or internationally excellent
    • 90% of impact rated world leading or internationally excellent
    • 80% more 4* and over double the percentage of 3* research compared to 2008

    Psychology research

    • 95% of research internationally recognised
    • Double the world leading or internationally excellent research compared to 2008
    • 60% of impact rated internationally excellent