Research topics we recommend

Explore research areas where we think students could have a positive impact on the world

Are you searching for a research topic that has the potential to significantly improve the world?

Explore our ideas on how to work on some of the most pressing global problems in the profiles below, or sign up to the Topic Discovery Digest for ideas delivered straight to your inbox. 

See here if you want to learn more about why we prioritise these topics and here for a map of how these profiles relate to each other.

We encourage you to take your interests, aptitudes and degree level into consideration as you explore whether to work on one of these ideas for your thesis – learn more here.

For animal advocacy and plant-based food systems, see here for our research questions database and Vegan Thesis for a dedicated website.

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Use the menu to find ideas tailored to your discipline, from broad introductions to deep dives into specific areas. We also encourage you to also explore beyond the content listed under your discipline!

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