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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 research students 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
EPSRC PhD in Chemistry: the synthesis of new small molecules containing Lewis acidic and basic sites for metal-free catalysis 14 December 2018
PhD in Engineering: Voltage uprating for more-electric and hybrid aircraft 31 December 2018
PhD in Biosciences: Environmental and anthropogenic drivers of contaminant influx and recirculation within freshwater systems 9 November 2018
PhD in Quantum Optics of Giant Rydberg Excitons in Cuprous Oxide 31 October 2018
PhD in Engineering: Improved motion-correction for MRI with markerless face-tracking 21 December 2018

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