Research Topics

Ulster is renowned and respected for its world-leading research, as demonstrated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Research Topics

Research Topics

Ulster is renowned and respected for its world-leading research, as demonstrated in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).


Architecture, Built Environment and Planning Research

Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

Conducting internationally excellent and world-leading research through five constituent research centres.

Art and Design Research

Art and Design

Research focussed on five interconnected clusters of research that are driven by shared interest in themes that are of value to society, culture and to the economy

Arts & Humanities Research

Arts & Humanities

Research activity and collaboration across the following research clusters: English, History, Creative Arts and Technologies, Drama and Music.

Biomedical Sciences Research

Biomedical Sciences

Study of the biological mechanisms associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, blindness and various diseases associated with the ageing population

Business and Management

Business and Management

Find out more about our research interests and current projects.

Media Research

Media Research

We have been at the forefront of research in Media Studies over nearly four decades and have been at the forefront of the development and growth of the discipline.

Computer Science and Informatics Research

Computer Science and Informatics

World-leading research in intelligent systems, assistive technologies, next generation networks, and semantic analytics.

Engineering Research

Engineering Research

Research and impact associated with structural and advanced functional materials, relating to medical devices, tissue engineering, nanomaterials, plasmas, photocatalysis, coatings, sensors, composites and metal forming.

Geography and Environmental Sciences Research

Geography and Environmental Sciences Research

Addressing many of the regional and international changes, challenges and impacts facing society in the 21st Century.

INCORE - International Conflict Research Institute

INCORE - International Conflict Research Institute

INCORE addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally and promotes conflict resolution management strategies.

Nursing and Health Research

Nursing and Health Research

Enhancing the knowledge, expertise and engaged scholarship of nursing, midwifery, public health and allied health professions research.

Modern Languages and Linguistics

Modern Languages and Linguistics

Research in the fields of Irish & Celtic Studies, Linguistics, and Languages and Heritage

Psychology Research

Psychology Research

Research across three main themes of research in 'Mental health', 'Children, Young People and Schools', 'Health and Ageing'.

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sport and Exercise Science Research Institute.