Research

This is impact

As the University for Birmingham we do more than research. We are led by the needs of industry in the region, committed to discovering new knowledge and delivering real benefit to culture, industry, society and the environment.

Research Projects

Solving real world problems with our expertise. Our research talent and drive to add a genuine contribution to knowledge help us make a difference through our work.

Discover our research

Research Centres

Our research centres work to address key local, national and global challenges, in line with the priorities of the University, research strategy and our students. 

Explore our centres

Research Ethos

We are a dynamic research force within the UK higher education sector and are committed to continuing growth in research excellence and new knowledge generation.

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Meet our researchers

BCU is home to talented and proactive research academics, who have created ground-breaking ideas challenging their field of study and the world.

Join us - Our PhDs

Ready to make an exciting contribution to knowledge? Find out about PhD courses, including advice from doctoral researchers and guidance on fees and applications.

Postgraduate Research Virtual Open Event

Interested in conducting a PhD with us? Our Virtual Postgraduate Open Event is designed to give you personalised information about applying for postgraduate research courses and understanding research degree funding.

Sign up to join our postgraduate research virtual event on Wednesday 10th July, 4pm-6pm. 

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Our REF 2021 results measure the excellence of our research outputs, impact and environment.

Our REF results

Postgraduate Researcher Stories

Meet our innovative PGR community at BCU, who are committed to shaping the future in their fields.

Explore PGR stories

Collaborate with us

Birmingham City University is home to a wealth of knowledge and experienced staff who have worked with industry to solve problems.

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