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A research degree at Cardiff University gives you the opportunity to investigate a specific topic in real depth amongst field-leading researchers with truly first-class facilities.

Research degrees are focused on independent study. Unlike taught students, you'll work with your supervisor to identify your study needs. Some research degrees include taught elements that focus on research conduct or in depth knowledge required for your project.

Find out more about the types of research degree we offer.

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Doctoral Training Initiatives

Our research-intensive profile and reputation enables us to secure funding for doctoral education from a wide range of sources.

Images of Research by postgraduate researchers from an exhibition by the Doctoral Academy.

Doctoral Academy

The Doctoral Academy is a dynamic academic unit to grow, coordinate and support postgraduate research.

Latest funded PhD and other research opportunities

Award Deadline
PhD in Medicine: Investigating a novel pharmacological intervention based on telomere biology to prevent cancer development 28 February 2019
PhD Medicine: Establishing a potent and highly tumour selective immuno-oncolytic virotherapy for colorectal cancer 1 February 2019
EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership PhD in Chemistry 15 March 2019
Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme 22 February 2019
PhD in Psychology: Meta-scientific studies of reproducibility 15 February 2019

Alternatively you can use our funding search to discover our full range of opportunities.