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Book now to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition 2019. This competition offers a unique glimpse into the world of the PhD,

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
MA Jameel Scholarships 24 May 2019
KESS2 East PhD in Healthcare Sciences: Exploring therapy services across the cancer care pathway in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) to develop service delivery options 1 May 2019
ESRC Wales DTP PhD in Psychology: Moments of change’ as opportunities to leverage sustainable lifestyles 10 April 2019
ESRC Wales DTP PhD in Psychology: The role of research culture, practice and choices in pursuit of sustainability and climate change mitigation 10 April 2019
Wellcome Trust funded GW4 Clinical Academic Training PhD Programme (GW4-CAT) - Medical, Veterinary and Dental Graduates 1 April 2019

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