Whether it is blue-sky research, research into policy, or action research linked to professional development programmes, it is happening at City and is at the heart of University activity.
The University has been involved in pioneering research for more than 100 years and continues to develop new areas of national and international importance. In the past few years, City has grown substantially in a number of key research areas, demonstrated in the substantial upward shift by 14 places in the national league tables following the publication of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise results. From high-tech computing applications to evidence-based healthcare research programmes, major funding awards have been allocated, won by the University from Research Councils, the European Union, professional bodies, charitable foundations, industry and commerce.
Research plays an integral role in the activities of the University and one of City's four main strategic goals is to develop research and knowledge transfer for those wishing to understand and influence strategy, policy and practice.
As a research student at City, you will be part of a culture which encourages discovery and enterprise. You will find a supportive environment in which high-quality research is both expected and encouraged, and which allows you to concentrate on your work.