Research degrees

We have an exceptionally strong research culture, with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants we are attracting.

We offer full and part-time PhD and MPhil opportunities, with supervision available across a wide range of research topics, broadly categorised into the following themes:

We offer a multidisciplinary research environment and our academic staff are dedicated to producing world-class research in language, culture and beyond. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration and we are also host to diverse range of research centres, groups and units.

You will write a research proposal as part of the application process. Guidance on writing a research proposal is available.


Come and meet us

Our Postgraduate Open Day will provide you with an ideal opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at Cardiff as well as experience the majestic surroundings, the warm and friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city. The next annual open day will take place in November 2014.

Find out more about the open day and other visit opportunities

Funding opportunities

In addition to Cardiff University Scholarships, funding may also be available from a number of research bodies or organisations. Postgraduate research grants provide financial aid to help you complete your studies and can also help fund your attendance of conferences and research events.

View all funding opportunities
General funding and fees information
Funding and fees for international students

Director of Research

Dr Rachael Langford