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Research is fundamental to enabling us to provide real-word solutions and opportunities that have an impact on society. We have a growing and vibrant community of innovative academics who nurture our postgraduate students and early-career researchers, producing high quality international and world-leading research that addresses today’s challenges.

If you’re looking to undertake a UCLan research degree under the supervision of UCLan Cyprus faculty, please seek an initial consultation with our faculty / Head of the School.

Below, you can explore potential research areas per School:

European Law

1. Digital Rights
2. Rule of Law
3. Sustainable Justice
4. Fundamental rights, EU citizenship, governance of the EU
5. Fundamental freedoms and single market

Public International Law

1. Transitional justice
2. Human rights in post-conflict/frozen conflict societies
3. International Criminal Law
4. International Humanitarian Law

Private Law

1. International commercial law with a focus on international sale of goods
2. Alternative dispute resolution methods
3. Comparative contract law
4. Legal design and innovation
5. Civil procedural law
6. Company Law and Corporate Governance
7. ESG and Corporate Sustainability
8. Banking and Financial Regulation

Legal Theory

1. Democracy and Law
2. Obedience and Disobedience to Law

You can view the profiles, specific research interests and contact information of the School of Law academics here.


1. Trustworthy AI design, development and use
2. Responsible communication systems
3. Data Management, Data Analytics, Intelligent Systems
4. Virtual Reality, eXtended Reality, and Digital Twins
5. Research in Videogames
6. Pedagogical Approaches, Educational Technology, AI in Education
7. Socio-Technical Factors in Learning Experience Design (LXD)
8. Game-Based Learning and Educational Robotics
9. Learner Engagement with Emerging Technologies
10. Cybersecurity skills, Cybersecurity Education
11. Context-aware Computing
12. AI-aware Software Engineering
13. Power, Performance, Reliability and Total Cost of Ownership Optimizations
14. AI in (Sports) Medicine
15. Online Hate Speech Analysis with AI
16. Sports Analytics and Visualisation using Data Science


1. Indoor Positioning, Localization, and Navigation
2. 6G Wireless Communications, Next Generation Communications
3. Ground and Aerian Unmanned Systems
4. Technology-enabled Precision Agriculture
5. Computer Architecture
6. Fault Tolerant Systems
7. Power, Performance, Reliability and Total Cost of Ownership optimizations


1. Discourse, reasoning in online engagement, using technology to promote thinking-skills and learning, epistemic cognition, science communication, my-side bias, disinformation, social media
2. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, emotion regulation, personal values and behaviour
3. Relational aggression, prosocial involvement and wellbeing
4. Prevention of mental health and behavioural challenges in community and organisations (e.g. schools, companies): program evaluation
5. Understanding Bullying: Individual and Contextual Factors that influence children’s involvement in bullying/cyberbullying incidents
6. Interventions and Prevention programmes against Bullying
7. Examining and Countering Misinformation
8. Supporting students’ critical thinking in their interaction with AI
9. The public communication of science: Trust, Mistrust, & Distrust / Interdisciplinary
10. Mental Health and Wellbeing in Emergency Professional settings
11. Ghosting, Interpersonal loss, need for belonging, bereavement, attachment, Complicated Grief/Loss, addiction, Traumatic Growth, Adult Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
12. High Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for the Treatment of Severe Psychopathology – Depression, Schizophrenia, OCD, Addictions and Overall Mental Health

Arts, Media, and Communication

1. Accessibility and Inclusivity in UX Design
2. Evaluating information on social media platforms
3. The public communication of science: Trust, Mistrust, & Distrust / Interdisciplinary

Mathematics and Statistics

1. Extremal Combinatorics, Extremal Graph Theory, Random Graphs
2. Stochastic Orders, Dependent Variables: Probability and Moment Inequalities/ Asymptotic Results

Sports and Exercise Science

1. Physical Education, Physical Literacy, Behavioural Change
2. Intervention strategies for injury prevention in different sports modalities
3. Intervention strategies for performance enhancement in elite and sub-elite
4. Intervention strategies for health promotion/disease prevention in clinical and healthy populations

You can view the profiles, specific research interests and contact information of the School of Science academics here.

Accounting, Finance & Economics

1. Strategy and Performance Management
2. Management Accounting and Control Systems and organizational change
3. Political Economy
4. Economic Development
5. Applied Economics
6. Economic Growth
7. Macroeconomics
8. Corporate Governance
9. FinTech and the investment industry
10. Cryptocurrency

Business, Management & Entrepreneurship

1. Social Entrepreneurship
2. Entrepreneurial Orientation
3. Strategic Entrepreneurship for Growth
4. Hospitality Entrepreneurship
5. International Business
6. International Entrepreneurship
7. Sustainability
8. AI in Business

Tourism, Marketing & International Relations

1. International Peacebuilding
2. Conflict Management
3. Emerging actors in International Relations
4. Niche Tourism Management
5. Tourism and peace
6. Tourism and Sustainability
7. Tourism’s political impact

Human Resources Management & Organisational Learning

1. Leadership styles
2. Emotion (self)management
3. Wellbeing
4. Stress
5. EDI
6. Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education
7. Professional Development and Workplace Learning
8. Workplace learning
9. Career development Career transitions
10. Work and Identity

Linguistics, Literature & Education

1. English and Comparative Literature
2. Educational Leadership and Digital Competence
3. Innovation in Education
4. E-learning
5. Computer-supported collaborative learning
6. Multilingualism
7. Language Acquisition

You can view the profiles, specific research interests and contact information of the School of Business and Management academics here.

After the initial consultation with the appropriate UCLan Cyprus academic(s) please follow the below link to complete your application form: