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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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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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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
KESS2 PhD in Chemistry: Nanoparticle Phosphors 14 July 2017
PhD in Engineering: Mini-vascular networks for construction material damage immunity 31 August 2017
PhD in Engineering: Numerical modelling of self-healing in cementitious materials 31 August 2017
PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacists and nurses as prescribers: factors affecting the decision to prescribe in multiple clinical areas 30 June 2017
PhD in Medicine: Understanding adversity and its impact on health and education outcomes during childhood 31 August 2017

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