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Research within the Faculty of Technology has an excellent international standing. Our research covers a diverse range of interdisciplinary areas, influences our teaching and has strong links with industry.

Our research groups combine world leading expertise with the latest technology and equipment to develop cutting-edge solutions - from our work with space agencies through to glasses-free 3D viewing, artificial intelligence and robotics.

Research Groups

The Centre for Computational Intelligence (CCI)
The centre produces high quality, industrially relevant research into intelligent systems, providing theoretically sound solutions to real-world decision making and prediction problems.

The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) 
Taking an interdisciplinary approach the centre has gained a reputation as a key player in the international research network for the ethical and social implications of information computer technologies (ICT) and is the only research centre in the UK specialising in this area.

Cyber Security Centre (CSC)
A multidisciplinary group of academics and industry experts who focus on a wide variety of cyber security and digital forensics issues. The Centre’s mission is to provide the full benefits to all of a safe, secure and resilient cyberspace.

De Montfort University’s Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)
The group focuses on a wide range of intelligent transport and transport related infrastructure solutions and is dedicated to conducting research and developing programmes that will progress sustainable urban and regional transport policies across the European Union and beyond.

Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL) 
A world leading group whose members are actively engaged in research and development in all aspects of software engineering.  

Study with us

Postgraduate research degree students play a vital role in contributing to the research activities of the faculty and University. We strive to maintain an excellent research environment for our students.

As a student in Technology you will be supported by experienced and dedicated staff whilst being accommodated in a wide range of specialist laboratories and research areas. Across the faculty we have a thriving body of over 300 research degree students associated with our research groups and centres, offering an excellent opportunity to work with other students and staff, whilst also benefiting from a specially managed programme of training.

If you are considering joining us to study for a research degree the best approach is to explore the groups and approach potential supervisors to explore options. By choosing to study for an MPhil or PhD you are joining a community of students who are well supported by not only the university but also leading international scholars with strong commitment to research. 

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