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The Faculty of Science & Technology

Our research

We are involved in world-leading research projects, and collaborate with public and private sector organisations around the globe.

Our staff are active across a variety of research themes and travel around the world to contribute their expertise to expeditions and projects being led by other academic institutions and private organisations, as well as taking the lead on their own research projects.

Within BU, we contribute to two research institutes and ten research centres, all of which involve collaboration with experts from complementary fields. Broadly, our research concentrates on the following themes:

As well as the work that our academics are involved with, we have a number of postgraduate researchers within the faculty who contribute to our exciting and thriving research culture.

Research opportunities

Every year, we offer several fully-funded doctoral studentships to support postgraduate researchers. Typically, these are associated with specific projects or areas of research that the faculty is involved with. You can find out about current opportunities for funded PhD studentships on our dedicated research site.

Meet our researchers

David Hartnell

David Hartnell

"All of this helped focus the direction and methodology of my research and helped give me the confidence to succeed"

Pete Allen

Pete Allen

"My supervisors have all provided, and continue to provide, a great level of support and advice on this project."

Our research institutes

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Data Science Institute

Learn about this interdisciplinary research institute and how it’s working to meet the challenges of the data science sector.