PhD and MPhil

Our research degrees offer the freedom to investigate a cutting-edge topic in depth, working with leading researchers and enjoying access to first-class facilities.

As a postgraduate student at the School of Biosciences, you will benefit from working in an outstanding training and research environment, with a structured and well-supported programme to help you develop your independent research skills.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in high quality, topical research, and will have access to state-of-the-art support facilities, including a 9.4 Tesla MRI/MRS system, confocal suite, stem cell and flow cytometry unit, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics support unit and residential field centres.

I would recommend Cardiff University to prospective postgraduate students. There's a very supportive learning environment and a good network of researchers here, and Cardiff is also a really great city to live in.

Rachel Rowe

PhD studentships

Our PhD programmes take three to four years to complete, depending on the funding source.

We offer fully-funded PhD studentships for UK and EU applicants through the Biosciences PhD programme, as well as providing self-funded opportunities for students from around the world.

Explore other postgraduate funding opportunities.

MPhil studentships

The MPhil comprises a shorter and more focused research project which generally takes two years.

Applications should be relevant to research interests of members of staff.

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