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The discoveries that shape your learning

We are in the top 5 modern universities for research, with 65% of our research ranked internationally excellent or world leading in the national 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Some of our recent projects include

  • developing a new technique for diagnosing osteoporosis in very young children
  • encouraging people to take more exercise by creating evidence-based public health campaigns
  • breaking a new world speed record with TV presenter and racer Guy Martin
  • training Iraqi health professionals to rebuild cancer care in their country

We are also playing a major part in the fight against obesity – one of the biggest health challenges of our time. In 2017 we will open the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world.

Created in collaboration with the UK government and partners including multinational company Toshiba, it will be dedicated to finding new ways to help people become more active.

You could be taught by the people who work on projects like these – and their up-to-date knowledge will ensure that your degree is current and relevant. 

My research means my students experience teaching that is at the cutting edge, and that's so important.

Claire Craig, senior lecturer, Inspirational Teaching Award winner 2013 and National Teaching Fellow

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