Research in Departments

Each of the Faculty of Science & Technology's departments is actively engaged in world-leading research. To find out more, visit the departments below.

Chemistry

Chemistry research is broadly structured into the three themes of analytical chemistry and spectroscopy, chemical theory and computation, and synthetic chemistry

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Computing and Communications

The School of Computing and Communications is committed to conducting world-class research with high impact, rated as 7th in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research (REF 2014).

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Engineering

All of our Engineering academic staff are research active, with 91% of research and 100% of research impact rated as internationally excellent and world-leading.

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Lancaster Environment Centre

Our world-class research, combining natural and social sciences, delivers the understanding needed to address the global environmental challenges that confront us all.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Ranked joint 5th in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Lancaster is one of the UK's top departments for research in mathematics and statistics.

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Physics

Our Physics department is one of the top in the UK for research, ranked 2nd in the UK for the number of research outputs judged to be of internationally leading quality, with 28% of our publications in this top bracket (REF 2014).

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Psychology

According to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Psychology at Lancaster University is in the top 20 Psychology Departments in the UK for world leading (4*) research publications.

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