Explore by research category

We want you to find the research subject area that's right for you and these research categories are designed to help you do that. Each of our categories features related research centres and groups as well as case studies.

Making an impact

Our overall aim is to produce high-impact and high-profile research. We want research that influences more people, addresses more issues and brings more benefits. Our research centres and groups significantly enhance the support, resources and networks available to our researchers, students and partners.

a researcher doing chemical tests in the lab

Research degrees

Your postgraduate research experience at the University of Derby is designed to help you build fundamental research skills, whether you are a motivated recent graduate or an experienced academic.

Find out about our research degreesFind out about our research degrees
the research cafe

Supporting our researchers

We realise that excellent research is only possible with excellent research support systems.

Find out how we can support youFind out how we can support you