Research in the Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences research tackles global challenges in issues such as food security, changing environments, behaviour and evolution, digital economies and biodiversity.

We’re internationally renowned for our natural science research that explores the complex interrelationships between human behaviours, technologies, and biological, environmental and aquatic systems.

Find out more about our postgraduate research in natural sciences.

Research areas

PhD opportunities in Natural Sciences

We offer a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers in natural sciences. Take a closer look at the subject areas we offer PhD supervision in and find out how to apply. 

Aquaculture

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Computing Science and Mathematics

Psychology

Research Spotlights

River Thames, London
Research Spotlight

Saving Europe's freshwaters

Find out how our research has been critical to implementing major new policies to repair tens of thousands of water bodies across Europe.

aquaculture farm
Research Spotlight

Institute of Aquaculture research

Our Institute of Aquaculture's priorities reflect a global interest in understanding how aquaculture can support the rapidly increasing human population without depleting wild-fish stocks.

News

Research identifies microorganisms that may be essential to the survival of coral reefs

Research identifies microorganisms that may be essential to the survival of coral reefs

A study led by a researcher at the University of Stirling has identified microscopic organisms which may be crucial to the survival of coral reefs.

New study could reduce risk of social isolation for older people with hearing loss

New study could reduce risk of social isolation for older people with hearing loss

New study could reduce risk of social isolation for older people with hearing loss and lead to more targeted interventions