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A research degree at Cardiff University gives you the freedom 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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Postgraduate research

Why postgraduate research?

Conducting research at postgraduate level can be an exciting and rewarding opportunity to explore something in real depth and make new contributions to knowledge.

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Why Cardiff University?

Cardiff is in the top tier of Britain's research universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

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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.

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Supporting the work of our Academic Schools and supervisors to provide an enhanced experience for research students.

Latest funded PhD and other research opportunities

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PhD in Chemistry: Element specific smart media for fast, low cost radionuclide analyses 31/08/2016
PhD in Stem cell Neurobiology: Studying human neuropsychiatric disease in DLG2 deficient human neurons 31/08/2016
Interdisciplinary PhD in Dentistry, Engineering, and Computer Science 31/07/2016
PhD in Engineering: High value products and applications for iron hydroxide by-product arising from mine water treatment 31/08/2016
PhD in Dentistry: The use of the MRI face coil to acquire peri-oral muscle fibre orientation to simulate lip movement 31/07/2016

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