Research

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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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University Graduate College

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

Latest funded PhD and other research opportunities

Award Deadline
PhD in Applied Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or Natural Language Processing (Welsh language desirable) 30/06/2016
PhD in Psychology: Optimised localisation and characterisation of deep brain oscillatory dynamics in health and disease, using novel acquisition and analysis of simultaneous MEG and EEG 13/05/2016
PhD in Psychology: Transitions in UK Energy and Materials Use – A Discourse Analysis 13/05/2016
PhD in Computational Materials Chemistry 15/06/2016
ESRC Wales DTC PhD in Social Sciences (Social Policy): The Impact of Devolution on the Promotion of Gender Equality in Wales 30/06/2016

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