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About Our Research

Our research is world-renowned. We were highly rated in the last Research Excellence Framework in 2014, in which three quarters of our research was described as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.

Research Themes

Our research is based on clusters of broad subject areas and is centred in our three Colleges.

College of Arts Humanities and Business

  • Wales as a Nation in the UK, Europe and the World
  • Resilient Communities through Culture, Arts and Civil Society
  • Governance, Economy, Institutions and Justice in Time of Flux
  • Communication, Language, and Media

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College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

  • Environment, Energy and Sustainability: Low carbon energy solutions
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Molecular ecology
  • Sustainable use and conservation of marine, freshwater and terrestrial natural resources
  • Marine and terrestrial ecology
  • Digital communication and technology

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College of Human Sciences

  • Illness, recovery and rehabilitation
  • Cognitive neuroscience, and how the brain controls behaviour
  • Activity, exercise and performance across the life-span
  • Service-use, interventions & evaluation
  • Lifestyle, creativity, technology and consumerism
  • Teaching, leadership, life-long learning and bilingualism

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Making a Difference

Our research transforms the lives of millions of people around the world and in many different ways. This impact ranges from the food we eat and the environment we live in, through health and wellbeing to improving of the economy and the law of the land.