The University of Northampton is committed to delivering outstanding life-changing research and undertakes research in all the main areas of academic activity including:
Our staff are active researchers and consultants, bringing real-world experiences and insight into the University to share with their students. We are also proud of our many partnership arrangements, which link businesses and organisations with staff and students. The University's research is underpinned by a culture of entrepreneurship and social enterprise recognised around the world for its originality and impact.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the University of Northampton submitted to nine Units of Assessment (UoA). 'World-leading' research was identified in the University of Northampton's submissions for the Allied Health Professions, Art and Design; English Language and Literature; History; Geography and Environmental Studies; and Education Units of Assessment. In History, 22 per cent of research was rated as world-leading. In Art and Design, 20 per cent of submissions were ranked 'world-leading' for their impact. 'International excellence' was identified in the submissions in Business and Management Studies; Engineering and Psychology units of assessment.